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Meaning of 防

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Pinyin: fáng
English Definition: to protect; to defend; to guard against; to prevent
Chinese Definition:
①戒备,预先作好应急的准备:防止。防备。预防。防范(防备,戒备)。防患未然。防意如城(指严格控制个人欲望,就像守城防敌一样)。防微杜渐(在坏事和错误刚冒头的时候就加以制止,以免发展下去)。
②守卫:防守。边防。海防。
③堤坝:防堤。“以防止水”。
④抵得,相当:百夫之防(抵得上百人的人)。
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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wall) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] place, town, city
    • [ fāng ] square, rectangle; side; region; flag
Similar Characters: 访 仿
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Example Words
防止 fáng zhǐ to prevent; to guard against; to take precautions
防治 fáng zhì to prevent and cure; prevention and cure
预防 fáng to prevent; to take precautions against; to protect; to guard against; precautionary; prophylactic
国防 guó fáng national defense
防范 fáng fàn to be on guard; wariness; to guard against; preventive
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Example Sentences
1
I would say that it can also cure hiccups but, frankly, a glass of water should do the same thing, as the chemicals in coke don' t offer any special "anti-hiccup" magic.
2
I shall have to watch my step.
3
One should never intend to do harm to others, but should always guard against the harm others might do to him.
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"For the United States, that means the continued application of advanced technology and pollution-prevention techniques at every step of the process, from production to consumption," he said.
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Those safeguards 'would not provide complete protection' against lightning, but they would reduce the likelihood of lightning severely affecting train operation, Mr. He said.