问 Wèn 问 | Ask

问 is a phono-semantic compound written with the 口 (kǒu) "mouth" character inside the 门 (mén) radical. 问 is a common Chinese character found in many words related to the action of asking, such as: 问题 (wèn tí) “Question”, 问津 (wèn​ jīn) “Show Interest”, 询问 (xún wèn) “ask” and 访问 (fǎng ​wèn) “to Interview”.

The Chinese idiom 问一知二 (wèn yī zhī èr) “ask one, know two”, means the more you ask, the more you know and is used to describe a wise, well-informed person.

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