fàng let go; release

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


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

Using fāng : zú (clan) fáng (house) 访 fǎng (to visit) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fáng (to protect)
Using suī : gù (happening) jiào (religion) jiāo (to teach) xiào (effect)

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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