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English Definitiongate; door; gateway; doorway; opening; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy); measure word for large guns; measure word for lessons, subjects, branches of technology; (suffix) -gate (i.e. scandal; derived from Watergate); (Chinese surname)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄇㄣˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)mun4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (量) measure word
Measure Words
Topical Word Lists
Part of house/rooms
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic,Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
门口ménkǒudoorway; gate
门诊ménzhěnoutpatient service
门票ménpiàoticket (for theater, cinema etc)
门户ménhùdoor; strategic gateway; portal; faction; sect; family status; family; web portal; (old) brothel
门市部ménshì bùretail department; section of a retail store
Words With Same Tail Word    
部门bùméndepartment; branch; section; division
专门zhuānménspecialist; specialized; customized
出门chūménto go out; to leave home; to go on a journey; away from home; (of a woman) to get married
大门dàménentrance; door; gate; large and influential family
对门duìménthe building or room opposite
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