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The Chinese word jian - 间 - jiān
( classifier (for rooms) )

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced jiàn. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

classifier (for rooms), between, within a definite space, during a definite period of time, to divide, room,
to change, to block up, to put a space between, occasionally

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The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( jian / jiān ) with pronunciation (English translation: <i>classifier (for rooms)</i> )
间 ( jian / jiān ) in traditional characters

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

space  |  period
间 ( jian / jiān ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 151)
Chinese example words containing the character 间 ( jian / jiān )
标准间 ( biāozhŭnjiān = standard room ), 车间 ( chējiān = workshop ), 持续期间 ( chíxùqījiān = while ), 持续时间 ( chíxùshíjiān = duration ), 房间 ( fángjiān = room ), 房间号 ( fángjiānhào = room number ), 商务间 ( shāngwùjiān = business suite ), 时间 ( shíjiān = time ), 卫生间 ( wèishēngjiān = toilet ), 洗手间 ( xĭshŏujiān = toilet ), 洗澡间 ( xĭzăojiān = bathroom ), 之间 ( zhījiān = between ), 中间 ( zhōngjiān = between )
Other characters that are pronounced jiān in Chinese
More words that mean between in Chinese
zhījiān ( 之间 ), zhōng ( 中 ), zhōngjiān ( 中间 )

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