fǎn contrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to rebel

Made up of [ chǎng cliff; factory; depot radical 27, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]
Used as component in : fàn ; bǎn ; bǎn
Similar looking characters : yǒu (friend)
Made with 4 strokes.

Related characters

Also uses chǎng component: àn (bank) (toilet) dùn (shield) hòu (behind) (strict) (to experience) yuán (former)
Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) (to pass) duì (right) (to send out) (clothes) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) (and) (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) (to take) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) yǒu (friend) (pool) zhī (to support)

Different tone

fàn (food)

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物极必反 wù jí bì fǎn Things will turn around in the opposite direction when they reach the highest point
易如反掌 yì rú fǎn zhǎng Simple. Very easy
反覆推敲 fǎn fù tuī qiāo Spending considerable time to get the words just right. Showing excessive concern on minor details. Based on the story of an Tang dynasty official who spent ages deciding whether 'knock' or 'push' was the appropriate word in a poem.
出尔反尔 chū ěr fǎn ěr Do as you would be done to. Repay past behavior appropriately. In modern times this has changed meaning to be more to with inconsistency and self contradictory behavior than justice.