wén to hear; news; well-known

Made up of [ mén entrance; gate radical 169, ěr ear radical 128]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Gives the idea of an ear at a gateway - hence 'listen, hear'; 'men' 'gateway' also suggests pronunciation
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses mén component: jiàn (gap) jiān (between) mén (s) rùn (leap) wèn (ask) xián (to stay idle)
Also uses ěr component: cōng (quick at hearing) qǔ (to take)

Sounds same

wén (script)

Different tone

wèn (ask)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

百闻不如一见 bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn Delighted to meet you in person at last
闻风丧胆 wén fēng sàng dǎn Panic stricken; terrified by news
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