fàn food

Made up of [ shí food; eat radical 184, fǎn contrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to rebel ]
A measure word to use for this noun: fēn
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 7 strokes.
The food radical gives the meaning, 'Fan' (contrary) gives the phonetic
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses shí component: bǎo (to eat till full) guǎn (building) jiǎo (dumpling) yǐn (to drink)
Also uses fǎn component: bǎn (board) bǎn (a register)

Different tone

fǎn (contrary)

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粗茶淡饭 cū chá dàn fàn Eat simple home-made food and yet be healthy
生米煮成熟饭 shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn What has been done can not be undone


mǐ fàn Food