Meaning of 防

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Pinyin: fáng
English Definition: to protect; to defend; to guard against; to prevent
Chinese Definition:
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
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.
I shall have to watch my step.
One should never intend to do harm to others, but should always guard against the harm others might do to him.
"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.
Those safeguards 'would not provide complete protection' against lightning, but they would reduce the likelihood of lightning severely affecting train operation, Mr. He said.