聞 means 'listen'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 115   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 3    Beginner lesson: 11   Begins 103 words   Used in 236 words   Used in 117 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ブン   モン
   to listen, to hear   こえる to be heard
⿵   gate   ear  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 聞 is used 9 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 聞 is used 219 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
ブン : 82 words FIND ALL
モン : 15 words FIND ALL
unheard-of; unprecedented; unparalleled in history (unparallelled); record-breaking  (yojijukugo)
: 114 words FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to hear
2. to listen (e.g. to music)  (usu. 聴く)
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(read as ぎ) : 8 words FIND ALL
being inattentive
Henshall: 219 (originally: 200)  Joy o' Kanji : 200  Key to Kanji: 937 

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ブン   モン   き to listen, to hear   きこえる to be heard   
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ジ   みみ ear   
モン   かど gate   
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