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Pronunciation : fǎn
Meaning :
  1. in an opposite direction; reverse; inside out. (adv)
  2. on the contrary; instead. (adv)
  3. turn over; reverse. (v)
  4. return; counter. (v)
  5. revolt; rebel; turn against. (v)
  6. oppose; combat; anti. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 4
Traditional :
Usage : 40.6%
Common Words / Phrases:
fǎn yìng
: to react; to respond; reaction
fǎn ér
: instead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
fǎn zhèng
: anyway; in any case
fǎn duì
: to fight against; to oppose
xiāng fǎn
: opposite; contrary
fǎn kàng
: to resist; to rebel
wéi fǎn
: to violate (a law)
fǎn cháng
: unusual; abnormal
fǎn bài wéi shèng
: turn defeat into victory; snatch a victory out of defeat
1. You have put your socks on inside out.
de zi chuān fǎn le
你的 : your
袜子 : socks
穿 : wear
: in an opposite direction; reverse; inside out
: particle indicating that something has happened
2. Instead of going down, the wind blew even harder.
fēng dàn méi tíng fǎn ér gèng le
: wind
不但 : not only
: no; not
: stop
反而 : instead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
: more
: big; strong
: modal particle intensifying preceding clause
3. He didn’t reply to my question, but answered with a question of his own.
méi huí de wèn què fǎn wèn
: he
: no; not
回答 : answer
我的 : my
问题 : question
: but
反问 : ask back; ask (a question) in reply; counter-question
: I; me
: one
: measure word (question)
4. They are planning a new campaign against corruption.
men zhèng zài huá xīn de fǎn tān yùn dòng
他们 : they
正在 :
策划 : plan
: one
: measure word
: new
: particle used after an attribute; to
: oppose; combat; anti
贪污 : corruption
运动 : campaign
5. Since someone has to go anyway, why not let me go!
fǎn zhèng yǒu rén jiù ràng
反正 : anyway; in any case
必须 : must
: have
: people
: go
: then
: let
: me
: go
: used at the end of a sentence, to indicate a suggestion, a request, or a command
6. The kid is quick-witted.
zhè hái zi fǎn yìng hěn kuài
: this
孩子 : kid
反应 : response; reaction
: very
: fast
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