fāng square; honest; upright


Made with 4 strokes.
Originally two boats lashed together then became a swastika to represent four regions of a square or maybe a picture of a plow to represent cultivating a square area of land.
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Sounds same

fāng (basket)

Different tone

fáng (house) fáng (to protect) 访 fǎng (to visit) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fàng (let go)

Radical

Index 70 used in: fàng (let go) ; 访 fǎng (to visit) ; fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) ; 仿 fǎng (to imitate) ; fáng (house) ; fáng (to protect) ; lǚ (trip) ; shī (to grant) ; zú (clan)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 方
Stroke order for character 方, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

来日方长 lái rì fāng cháng There is adequate time to achieve your desires
志在四方 zhì zài sì fāng Willing to travel far and wide to achieve aims. Aspiring to achieve great things in life.