fǎn contrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to rebel

Made up of [ chǎng cliff; factory; depot radical 27, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]
Used as component in : fàn ; bǎn ; bǎn
Similar looking characters : yǒu (friend)
Number of strokes: 4

Related characters


Also uses chǎng component: àn (bank) cè (toilet) dùn (shield) hòu (behind) lì (strict) lì (to experience) yuán (former)
Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) dù (to pass) duì (right) fà (to send out) fú (clothes) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) jí (and) jī (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) yǒu (friend) zé (pool) zhī (to support)

Different tone

fàn (food)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

物极必反 wù jí bì fǎn Things will turn around in the opposite direction when they reach the highest point
易如反掌 yì rú fǎn zhǎng Simple. Very easy
反覆推敲 fǎn fù tuī qiāo Spending considerable time to get the words just right. Showing excessive concern on minor details. Said to be the story of an Tang dynasty official who could not choose whether 'knock' or 'push' was the appropriate word in a poem.

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