fáng to protect; to defend; to guard against

Made up of [ 'left ear'; 'right of mound' radical 170, fāng square; honest; upright radical 70]


Combines 'mound' perhaps suggesting a barrier and 'fang' as phonetic
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters

Also uses component: á (what?) jì (border) líng (mound) suí (Sui) xiǎn (danger) yáng (yang) yīn (yin) yuàn (courtyard) zǔ (to hinder)
Also uses fāng component: fàng (let go) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) 访 fǎng (to visit) fáng (house) lǚ (trip) shī (to grant) zú (clan)

Sounds same

fáng (house)

Different tone

fāng (square) fāng (basket) 访 fǎng (to visit) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fàng (let go)

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明枪易躲,暗箭难防 míng qiāng yì duǒ, àn jiàn nán fáng It is difficult to guard against furtive attacks

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