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English Definitionto turn over; to flip over; to overturn; to rummage through; to translate; to decode; to double; to climb over or into; to cross
See alsofān variant of (from traditional character )
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Pinyinfān
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄈㄢ
Cantonese (Jyutping)faan1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
翻译fānyìto translate; to interpret; translator; interpreter; translation; interpretation
翻身fānshēnto turn over (when lying); (fig.) to free oneself; to emancipate oneself; to bring about a change of one's fortunes
翻新fānxīnto revamp; a face-lift; to retread (a tire); to refurbish (old clothes); newly emerging
翻脸fānliǎnto fall out with somebody; to become hostile
翻开fānkāito open up
Words With Same Tail Word    
推翻tuīfānto overthrow
倾翻qīngfānto overturn; to topple; to tip
兜翻dōufānto expose; to turn over
官翻guānfān(of electronic goods) refurbished
打翻dǎfānto overturn; to overthrow; to strike down (an enemy)
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