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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Simplified from . Compare Japanese ryakuji for 門 (Japanese abbreviation kanji mon.png).

Han character[edit]

(radical 169 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 中尸 (LS))

  1. gate, door, entrance, opening

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
mén ‹ mwon › /*mˤəә[r]/ gate, door

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8960 1 /*mɯːn/

Noun[edit]

  1. gate, door, entrance, opening
  2. valve, switch
  3. way of doing something, knack
    门路 (門路)
  4. family
  5. (religious) sect, school of thought
    佛门 (佛門)
    摩门 (摩門)
  6. class, category
  7. classifier for large guns
  8. classifier for lessons, subjects, branches of technology, languages

Proper noun[edit]

  1. a Chinese surname
Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-14.