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)

< Previous Next fàn >

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

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
All Chinese Festivals

All Chinese Festivals

Culture

Our extensive section on Chinese festivals gives the dates and backgrounds on over 30 of them. Gives details on the origin and observance as well as a handy diary for when they will next fall. Essential when planning a trip to China.
Chinese characters

Chinese characters

Language

In this section we introduce a few common Chinese characters, explaining their origin. The long history of the written language is described and the way that all the many characters are characterized is set out.
Share this page Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

Chinasage is a new web resource, started in 2012, pages will be added, enhanced and re-formatted regularly. Please check back soon for updated information about China.

We would be most grateful if you have any comments or suggestions to help improve this page. Our contact page is also available if you have a longer comment. Just type in a quick remark here:

 

Citation information: Chinasage, 'Chinese character fǎn 反 contrary', , Web, http://www.chinasage.info/chars/fch_fan_contrary.htm.

Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2017