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   traditional formhandwritten form

Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
Mandarin
wen2, wen4
English
Definitions
hear; sniff at; surname; make known; news; smell; sniff
Mnemonic
One often hears news at the door
Etymology
Notes
Original form was a kneeling person with ear emphasized and hand held to mouth as if smelling something (compare ); it meant to perceive with the senses