Meaning of 返

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Pinyin: fǎn
English Definition: to return (to)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: To walk backwards ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • [ chuò ] to walk; walking
    • [ fǎn ] reverse, opposite; contrary, anti-
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Example Words:
往返 [ wǎng fǎn ]: to go back and forth; to go to and fro; round trip
返回 [ fǎn huí ]: to return to; to come (or go) back
一去不复返 [ fǎn ]: gone forever
回光返照 [ huí guāng fǎn zhào ]: final radiance of setting sun; fig. dying flash (of lucidity or activity, prior to demise)
回返 [ huí fǎn ]: to return; to go back; to come back
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