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Meaning of 间

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(Trad.: 間)
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  • Surround from above
    • [ mén ] gate, door, entrance, opening
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
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  • Pinyin: jiān

    English Definition: between; among; within a definite time or space; room; section of a room or lateral space between two pairs of pillars; classifier for rooms
    Chinese Definition:
    ①两段时间相接的地方,或介于两桩事物当中及其相互关系:中间。间距。间奏。天地之间。
    ②在一定空间或时间内:田间。人间。
    ③房子内隔成的部分:里间。衣帽间。间量。
    ④量词,房屋的最小单位:一间房。
    ⑤一会儿,顷刻:瞬间。
    ⑥近来。

    Example Words:
    时间 [ shí jiān ]: time; period; Classifiers:
    房间 [ fáng jiān ]: room; Classifiers:
    中间 [ zhōng jiān ]: between; intermediate; mid; middle
    洗手间 [ shǒu jiān ]: toilet; lavatory; washroom
    卫生间 [ wèi shēng jiān ]: bathroom; toilet; WC; Classifiers:
  • Pinyin: jiàn

    English Definition: gap; to separate; to thin out (seedlings); to sow discontent
    Chinese Definition:
    ①空隙:间隙。当间儿。亲密无间。
    ②隔开,不连接:间隔。间断。间接。间日。间歇。黑白相间。
    ③挑拨使人不和:离间。间谍。反间计。
    ④拔去,除去:间苗。
    ⑤偏僻的小路:间道。间行(从小路走)。
    ⑥参与:“肉食者谋之,又何间焉”。

    Example Words:
    间接 [ jiàn jiē ]: indirect
    间隔 [ jiàn ]: compartment; gap; interval; to divide
    间谍 [ jiàn dié ]: spy
    间隙 [ jiàn ]: interval; gap; clearance
    间断 [ jiàn duàn ]: disconnected; interrupted; suspended
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