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1. Door / Doorway / Entrance

2. A form of Classifier.

For skill set that requires mastery. In the olden days, one had to be enrolled into a school/academy or be an apprentice (to a master) thus it is symbolic that one enters through a door to learn and exits the door upon accomplishment

Compound characters with 门 Door Radical are usually associated with the surroundings

  • 闷 (mèn) Bored Symbolic. Heart (trapped) within a door
  • 闹 (nào) Bustling / Noisy Symbolic. City at the door
  • 问 (wèn) To ask / Inquire Symbolic. Mouth at the door
  • 闭 (bì) Shut Symbolic. Talent (trapped) within a door

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