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Meaning of 闻

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(Trad.: 聞)
Pinyin: wén
English Definition: to hear; news; well-known; famous; reputation; fame; to smell; to sniff at
Chinese Definition:
①听见:闻诊。闻听。闻讯。博闻强记。闻过则喜。闻鸡起舞(听到荒鸡鸣而起舞,喻志士及时奋发)。
②听见的事情,消息:新闻。传闻。见闻。
③出名,有名望:闻人。闻达。
④名声:令闻(好名声)。丑闻。
⑤用鼻子嗅气味:你闻闻这是什么味儿?
⑥姓氏。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (ear) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from above
    • [ mén ] gate, door, entrance, opening
    • [ ěr ] ear; to hear, to hear of; handle
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Example Words:
新闻 [ xīn wén ]: news; Classifiers:
见闻 [ jiàn wén ]: what one has seen and heard; knowledge; one's experience
喜闻乐见 [ wén jiàn ]: to love to hear and see (idiom); well received; to one's liking
闻名 [ wén míng ]: well-known; famous; renowned; eminent
闻到 [ wén dào ]: to smell; to sniff sth out; to perceive by smelling
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