fāng square; honest; upright

Note

Originally two boats lashed together then became a swastika to represent four regions of a square
Number of strokes: 4

Radical

Index 70 used in: used in: fàng (let go) ; 仿 fǎng (to imitate) ; fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) ; 访 fǎng (to visit) ; fáng (to protect) ; fáng (house) ; lǚ (trip) ; zú (clan)

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Sounds same

fāng (basket)

Different tone

fáng (house) fáng (to protect) 访 fǎng (to visit) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fàng (let go)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 方
Stroke order for character 方, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

来日方长 lái rì fāng cháng There is adequate time to achieve your desires

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