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Meaning of 反

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Pinyin: fǎn
English Definition: contrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to reverse; to return; to oppose; opposite; against; anti-; to rebel; to use analogy; instead; abbr. for 反切 phonetic system
Chinese Definition:
①翻转,颠倒:反手(a.翻过手,手到背后;b.反掌)。反复。反侧。
②翻转的,颠倒的,与“正”相对:正反两方面的经验。反间(利用敌人的间谍,使敌人内部自相矛盾)。反诉。反馈。适得其反。物极必反。
③抵制,背叛,抗拒:反霸。
④和原来的不同,和预感的不同:反常。
⑤回击,回过头来:反驳。反攻。反诘。反思。反躬自问。
⑥类推:举一反三。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand held up against a cliff
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ chǎng ] cliff; factory, workshop; building
    • [ yòu ] and, also, again, in addition
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Stroke order image for Chinese character 反
Example Words:
反对 [ fǎn duì ]: to fight against; to oppose; to be opposed to; opposition
相反 [ xiāng fǎn ]: opposite; contrary
反映 [ fǎn yìng ]: to mirror; to reflect; mirror image; reflection; (fig.) to report; to make known; to render
反应 [ fǎn yìng ]: to react; to respond; reaction; response; reply; chemical reaction; Classifiers:
反而 [ fǎn ér ]: instead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
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