Meaning of 番

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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: Sowing seeds on the farm
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      • [ ] rice, millet, grain
    • [ tián ] field, farm, arable land; cultivated
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  • Pinyin: fān
    English Definition: classifier for occurrences (of an event, action or speech utterance); classifier for iterations: times, -fold (as in twofold etc); classifier for situations: kind, sort; foreign (non-Chinese); barbarian
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    Example Words:
    番茄 fān qié tomato
    轮番 lún fān in turn; one after another
    翻番 fān fān to double; to increase by a certain number of times
    番薯 fān shǔ (dialect) sweet potato; yam
    三番五次 sān fān over and over again (idiom)
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  • Pinyin: pān
    English Definition: surname Pan
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    Example Words:
    番禺 pān Panyu district of Guangzhou city 广州市 , Guangdong; Panyu county in Guangdong province
    番禺区 pān Panyu district of Guangzhou city 广州市 , Guangdong
    真番郡 zhēn pān jùn Zhenpan commandery (108 BC-c. 300 AD), one of four Han dynasty commanderies in north Korea
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Example Sentences
Fries can be dipped in yogurt or ketchup.
His words transformed my thoughts.
She made a fresh tomato sauce from scratch.
She added a dollop of tomato ketchup on top of her burger.
I like to chop up tomatoes for my salad.