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See also fēn, fén, fěn, and fèn

English

Etymology 1

Old English fenn

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
fen

Plural
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  1. A type of wetland fed by ground water and runoff, containing peat below the waterline.

See also

Etymology 2

A false plural of fan

Noun

fen pl. (singular: fan)

  1. A plural form of fan used by enthusiasts of science fiction, fantasy, and anime, partly from whimsy and partly to distinguish themselves from fans of sport, etc. (by analogy with men as the plural of man).

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈfɛn/

Verb

fen

  1. sharpen

Mandarin

Noun

fen (Pinyin fèn, traditional and simplified )

  1. measure word (for copies of newspapers/etc.) share; portion
    ta you yi fen hao de gongzuo. "She/he has a good job."
    zhe fen baozhi you hen duo guanggao. "This newspaper has a lot of advertisement."
    zhe fen dinghuodan xuyao dedao pizhun. "I need to get an approval on this purchase order."

Pinyin syllable

fen

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, fēn, fén, fěn, or fèn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Turkish

Noun

fen

  1. science

Synonyms

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