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PinYin jiān    Simplified 间    Traditional
  1. between
  2. among
  3. within a definite time or space
  4. room
  5. section of a room or lateral space between two pairs of pillars
  6. classifier for rooms
PinYin jiàn    Simplified 间    Traditional
  1. gap
  2. to separate
  3. to thin out (seedlings)
  4. to sow discontent

Chinese meanings
  1. (閒)jiān
    BS 门 | BH 4
    ①中间:彼此~ㄧ同志之~ㄧ居~调停。
    ②一定的空间或时间里:田~ㄧ人~ㄧ晚~ㄧ一刹那~。
    ③一间屋子;房间:里~ㄧ车~ㄧ衣帽~。
    ④量词,房屋的最小单位:一~卧室ㄧ三~门面。另见jiàn。‘閒’另见xián‘闲’。

    ◆ 间(閒)
    jiàn
    BS 门 | BH 4
    ①(~儿)空隙:乘~ㄧ当~儿。
    ②嫌隙;隔阂:亲密无~。
    ③隔开;不连接:~隔ㄧ黑白相~。
    ④挑拨使人不和;离间:反~计。
    ⑤拔去或锄去(多余的苗):~萝卜苗。另见jiān。‘閒’另见xián‘闲’。

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