Meaning of 叛

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Pinyin: pàn
English Definition: to betray; to rebel; to revolt
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (contrary) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ bàn ] half; semi-, incomplete
    • [ fǎn ] reverse, opposite; contrary, anti-
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Example Words
背叛 bèi pàn to betray
叛徒 pàn traitor; turncoat; rebel; renegade; insurgent
叛乱 pàn luàn armed rebellion
叛变 pàn biàn to defect; to betray; to mutiny
叛军 pàn jūn rebel army
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Example Sentences
It betrayed his master.
He would rather die than betray his principles.
There should be no form of deception and betrayal between friends.
He felt that betrayal was an irreversible loss to the soul.