fàn food

Made up of [ shí food; eat radical 184, fǎn contrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to rebel ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The food radical gives the meaning, 'Fan' (contrary) gives the phonetic
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using shí : yǐn (to drink) bǎo (to eat till full) jiǎo (dumpling) guǎn (building)
Using fǎn : bǎn (board) bǎn (a register)

Different tone

fǎn (contrary)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

粗茶淡饭 cū chá dàn fàn On a starvation diet
生米煮成熟饭 shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn What has been done can not be undone

Phrases

米饭 mǐ fàn food

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Gāo bù chéng dī bù jiù [gao bu cheng di bu jiu]
high no accomplish low no come near
Although not qualified for high office will not accept a lower position
Exaggerating one's skills
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