Meaning of 扮

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Pinyin: bàn
English Definition: to disguise oneself as; to dress up; to play (a role); to put on (an expression)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ fēn ] to divide, to allocate; fraction; small unit of time or other quantity
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Example Words
扮演 bàn yǎn to play the role of; to act
装扮 zhuāng bàn to decorate; to adorn; to dress up; to disguise oneself
扮相 bàn xiàng stage costume
假扮 jiǎ bàn to impersonate; to act the part of sb; to disguise oneself as sb else
扮酷 bàn to act cool
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Example Sentences
If you want me to act the fool on the stage, I suppose that's what I could do.
This is your role. You stick to your role.
Eleanor: What am I supposed to do then? Make a scene? Behave like a pathetic, scorned wife?
Or play smart: 'Daddy can't speak Chinese, ' he says sometimes, when Daddy speaks rudimentary Chinese to him.
Normally, when in "man mode, " I look at people, but not in the same manner as when wearing high heels - which is to say, when I am acting like a woman.