bǎn a register; block of printing; edition

Made up of [ piàn thin piece; flake; a slice radical 91, fǎn contrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to rebel ]


The 'slice' radical gives idea of something thin - paper, 'fan' provides the very rough phonetic
Number of strokes 8

Related characters

Using fǎn : fàn (food) bǎn (board)

Sounds same

bǎn (board)

Different tone

bàn (half) bàn (to act)

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