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]
Used as component in : fàn ; bǎn ; bǎn
Similar looking characters : yǒu (friend)
Number of strokes: 4

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Also uses chǎng component: àn (bank) cè (toilet) dùn (shield) hòu (behind) lì (to experience) lì (strict) yuán (former)
Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) dù (to pass) duì (right) fà (to send out) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) jí (and) jī (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) yǒu (friend) zé (pool) zhī (to support)

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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wèi do; act

Made up of [ lì strength radical 19, zhǔ dot radical 3]

Origin

Old form is of hand combing fibers, the modern form retains a 'hand' element
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