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
返回 fǎn huí to return to; to come (or go) back
往返 wǎng fǎn to go back and forth; to go to and fro; round trip
返乡 fǎn xiāng to return to one's home town
返还 fǎn huán restitution; return of something to its original owner; remittance
遣返 qiǎn fǎn to repatriate (e.g. prisoners of war); to send back
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Example Sentences
Please return to the original location.
I will return to China within three days.
I was fascinated by the beautiful scenery.
You can return to this page at any time.
Please give me two train tickets to go back to Shanghai.