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反而
Main
English Definitioninstead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
Simplified Script反而
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinfǎn'ér
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄈㄢˇ ㄦˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)faan2ji4
Part of Speech(连) conjunction, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
fǎncontrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to reverse; to return; to oppose; opposite; against; anti-; to rebel; to use analogy; instead; abbr. for 反切 phonetic system
érand; as well as; and so; but (not); yet (not); (indicates causal relation); (indicates change of state); (indicates contrast)

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Words With Same Head Word    
反对fǎnduìto fight against; to oppose; to be opposed to; opposition
反映fǎnyìngto mirror; to reflect; mirror image; reflection; (fig.) to report; to make known; to render
反应fǎnyìngto react; to respond; reaction; response; reply; chemical reaction
反抗fǎnkàngto resist; to rebel
反正fǎnzhènganyway; in any case; to come over from the enemy's side
Words With Same Tail Word    
然而rán'érhowever; yet; but
从而cóng'érthus; thereby
因而yīn'értherefore; as a result; thus; and as a result, ...
进而jìn'érand then (what follows next)
偶而ǒu'éroccasionally; once in a while
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