pàn to hope for; to long for; to expect

Made up of [ eye radical 109, fēn divide; part ]
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using : kàn (look) dé (virtue) xiāng (each other) jīng (eye) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) mào (to emit)
Using fēn : fèn (portion) fēn (numerous) pén (basin) pín (poor) bàn (to act)

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Pronunciation

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