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Meaning of 翻

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Pinyin: fān
English Definition: to turn over; to flip over; to overturn; to rummage through; to translate; to decode; to double; to climb over or into; to cross
Chinese Definition:
①歪倒(dǎo),反转,变动位置,改变:推翻。翻车。翻卷。翻滚。翻腾。翻工。翻阅。翻身。翻地。翻修。翻建。翻改。翻脸。人仰马翻。翻江倒海(形容水势浩大,多喻力量或气势非常壮大)。翻云覆雨(喻反覆无常或玩弄手段)。
②数量成倍的增加:翻番。
③越过:翻越。

Total strokes: 18; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wings) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ fān ] to take turns, to repeat; to sow; a turn
    • [ ] feather, plume; wings
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Example Words
翻译 fān to translate; to interpret; translator; interpreter; translation; interpretation; Classifiers:
推翻 tuī fān to overthrow
翻身 fān shēn to turn over (when lying); (fig.) to free oneself; to emancipate oneself; to bring about a change of one's fortunes
翻阅 fān yuè to thumb through; to flip through (a book)
翻天覆地 fān tiān sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom); fig. complete confusion; everything turned on its head
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