闻 wén to hear; news; well-known
Made up of [门 mén
radical 169, 耳 ěr
Alternative traditional form
of character: 聞
NoteGives the idea of an ear at a gateway - hence 'listen, hear'; 'men' 'gateway' also suggests pronunciation
Number of strokes 9
Using 门 mén
: 们 mén (s) 问 wèn (ask) 闰 rùn (leap) 闲 xián (to stay idle) 间 jiàn (gap)
Using 耳 ěr
: 取 qǔ (to take) 聪 cōng (quick at hearing)
Sounds same文 wén (script)
Different tone问 wèn (ask)
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百闻不如一见 bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn
Delighted to meet you
闻风丧胆 wén fēng sàng dǎn
Panic stricken. Terrified by news
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