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 starvation diet
生米煮成熟饭 shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn What has been done can not be done again. Actions have already been taken that can not be reversed

Phrases

米饭 mǐ fàn food

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lǐng neck; collar; to lead

Made up of [ lìng to order; to command; an order, yè page; leaf radical 181]

Origin

Ling gives the phonetic, the 'head' radical suggests the area of the body
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