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:

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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Example Words
反对 fǎn duì to fight against; to oppose; to be opposed to; opposition
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)
反复 fǎn repeatedly; over and over; to upend; unstable; to come and go; (of an illness) to return
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