fàng let go; release

Made up of [ fāng square; honest; upright radical 70, suī rap radical 66]

Note

The phonetic 'fang' this time is on the right side with 'rap' giving some idea of use of a hand
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses fāng component: 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) 访 fǎng (to visit) fáng (to protect) fáng (house) lǚ (trip) zú (clan)
Also uses suī component: gù (happening) huī (emblem) jiào (religion) jiāo (to teach) xiào (effect) zhì (to send)

Different tone

fāng (square) fāng (basket) fáng (house) fáng (to protect) 访 fǎng (to visit) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) 仿 fǎng (to imitate)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

心花怒放 xīn huā nù fàng Full flowering of joy
double happiness

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