fǎn contrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to rebel

Made up of [ chǎng cliff; factory; depot radical 27, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]
Number of strokes 4

Related characters


Using chǎng : lì (strict) yuán (former) àn (bank) lì (to experience) dùn (shield)
Using yòu : duì (right) fā (to send out) fà (hair) jí (and) jī (fowl) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shù (tree) bào (to announce) huān (merry) yǒu (friend) zhī (to support) shòu (to receive) jiān (difficult)

Different tone

fàn (food)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

物极必反 wù jí bì fǎn Things will turn around in the opposite direction when they reach the highest point
易如反掌 yì rú fǎn zhǎng Simple. Very easy
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