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


Using mén : mén (s) wèn (ask) rùn (leap) xián (to stay idle) jiàn (gap)
Using ěr : qǔ (to take) cōng (quick at hearing)

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
Thu 22nd Mar

Waste incinerator

China is well aware of the huge problems of waste disposal. Now that rural communities have more income there is far more plastic and other toxic waste that would normally have to go to landfill. The landfill is often not properly contained and escapes to poison the groundwater. Now Han Zhaobin of Hunan province believes he has come up with a solution. A small scale five ton incinerator is designed to leave very little toxic residue and a series of washing stages will remove toxic components from the smoke. A community level waste disposal unit will save transporting it to a large county level facility.

The Central government have recently announced an initiative to bring all rural communities out of poverty by 2050. Dealing with increased waste will be a necessary step in improving the standard of living of many rural communities.


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