Meaning of 放

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Pinyin: fàng
English Definition: to put; to place; to release; to free; to let go; to let out; to set off (fireworks)
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (let go) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ fāng ] square, rectangle; side; region; flag
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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Example Words:
开放 [ kāi fàng ]: to bloom; to open; to be open (to the public); to open up (to the outside); to be open-minded; unrestrained by convention; unconstrained in one's sexuality
解放 [ jiě fàng ]: to liberate; to emancipate; liberation; refers to the Communists' victory over the Nationalists in 1949; Classifiers:
放心 [ fàng xīn ]: to feel relieved; to feel reassured; to be at ease
放弃 [ fàng ]: to renounce; to abandon; to give up
改革开放 [ gǎi kāi fàng ]: to reform and open to the outside world; refers to Deng Xiaoping's policies from around 1980
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