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char. opening, gap; separate, keep apart; sow discord
Other meanings
[jiān]   n./m. space between; (within) a definite time or place; room; measure word for the smallest units of rooms, houses, etc
[jiàn]   v. to thin out
    gate (for )
    gate (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
jiàn gé
n./v. interval, space; separate
jiàn jiē
adj./adv. indirect, indirectly
jiàn xì
n. gap, space, interval, breaks
tiǎo bō lí jiàn
idiom. foment dissension, drive a wedge between one and another, to incite one against another