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fǎnér instead
on the contrary
contrary (to expectations)

Character Composition

Character Compounds

Word Compounds

        fǎnyìng, [反應], to react/to respond/reaction/response/reply/chemical reaction/CL:個|个[gè]
        fǎnzhèng, anyway/in any case/to come over from the enemy's side
        fǎnduì, [反對], to fight against/to oppose/to be opposed to/opposition
        fǎn, contrary/in reverse/inside out or upside down/to reverse/to return/to oppose/opp...
        wéifǎn, [違反], to violate (a law)
        fǎnkàng, to resist/to rebel
        xiāngfǎn, opposite/contrary
        fǎnér, instead/on the contrary/contrary (to expectations)
        fǎnjī, [反擊], to strike back/to beat back/to counterattack
        fǎnfù, [反復]/[反覆], variant of 反覆|反复[fǎn fù], repeatedly/over and over/to upend/unstable/to come and...
        fǎnyìng, to mirror/to reflect/mirror image/reflection/(fig.) to report/to make known/to r...
        fǎncháng, unusual/abnormal
        fǎngǎn, to be disgusted with/to dislike/bad reaction/antipathy
        fǎnbó, [反駁], to retort/to refute
        fǎnshè, to reflect/reflection (from a mirror etc)/reflex (i.e. automatic reaction of org...
        fǎnkuì, [反饋], to send back information/feedback
        fǎnxǐng, to reflect upon oneself/to examine one's conscience/to question oneself/to searc...
        fǎnpàn, to rebel/to revolt
        fǎnguolái, [反過來], conversely/in reverse order/in an opposite direction
        fǎnhuǐ, to renege/to go back (on a deal)/to back out (of a promise)
        fǎnmiàn, reverse side/backside/the other side (of a problem etc)/negative/bad
        huàxuéfǎnyìng, [化學反應], chemical reaction
        fǎnyìngduī, [反應堆], reactor
        zàofǎn, to rebel/to revolt
        fǎnxiǎng, [反響], repercussions/reaction/echo
        fǎnxiàng, opposite direction/reverse
        yìrúfǎnzhǎng, easy as a hand's turn (idiom); very easy/no effort at all
        fǎnwèi, retching/vomiting
        fǎnsī, to think back over sth/to review/to revisit/to rethink/reflection/reassessment
        fǎntán, [反彈], to bounce/to bounce back/to boomerang/to ricochet/rebound (of stock market etc)/...
        fǎndào, but on the contrary/but expectedly
        fǎnguāng, to reflect light
        fǎnduìpiào, [反對票], dissenting vote
        chàngfǎndiào, [唱反調], to express a different view/to take a different position
        fǎnfùwúcháng, [反覆無常], unstable/erratic/changeable/fickle
        liánsuǒfǎnyìng, [連鎖反應], chain reaction
        héfǎnyìngduī, [核反應堆], nuclear reactor
        fǎnfǎnfùfù, [反反復復], repeatedly/time and time again
        fǎnwèn, [反問], to ask (a question) in reply/to answer a question with a question/rhetorical que...
        tiáojiànfǎnshè, [條件反射], conditioned reflex
        fǎnhuà, [反話], irony/ironic remark
        fǎngōng, to counterattack/a counteroffensive
        fǎnpài, villain (of a drama etc)
        yìwúfǎngù, [義無反顧], honor does not allow one to glance back (idiom); duty-bound not to turn back/no ...
        fǎnduìpài, [反對派], opposition faction
        fǎnzhī, on the other hand.../conversely...
        shìdéqífǎn, [適得其反], to produce the opposite of the desired result
        móufǎn, [謀反], to plot a rebellion/to conspire against the state
        fǎndòng, [反動], reaction/reactionary
        fǎnzhīyìrán, vice versa
        fǎnguòláishuō, [反過來說], on the other hand
        fǎnbàiwéishèng, [反敗為勝], to turn defeat into victory (idiom); to turn the tide
        fǎnchú, [反芻], to ruminate/to chew the cud
        fǎnzuòyòng, opposite reaction
        fǎnshǒu, to turn a hand over/to put one's hand behind one's back/fig. easily done
        chūěrfǎněr, [出爾反爾], old: to reap the consequences of one's words (idiom, from Mencius); modern: to g...
        fǎnzhèng, [反證], disproof/rebuttal/reductio ad absurdum
        bōluànfǎnzhèng, [撥亂反正], bring order out of chaos/set to rights things which have been thrown into disord...
        nìfǎnxīnlǐ, reverse psychology
        fǎnguāngjìng, [反光鏡], reflector (typically concave, as in a torch)/mirror (typically plane or convex)
        píngfǎn, to redress (an injustice)/to rehabilitate (sb whose reputation was unjustly sull...
        zhèngfǎn, positive and negative/pros and cons/inside and outside
        fǎnqídàoérxíngzhī, to do the very opposite/to act in a diametrically opposite way
        fǎnyìcí, [反義詞], antonym
        fǎnduìdǎng, [反對黨], opposition (political) party
        fǎnchuàn, (Chinese opera) to play a role outside of one's specialty/(modern) to play a tra...
        fǎnsù, [反訴], counterclaim/countercharge (law)
        cèfǎn, to instigate (rebellion etc)/incitement (e.g. to desertion within opposing camp)
        cōngmíngfǎnbèicōngmíngwù, [聰明反被聰明誤], a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom); cleverness m...
        fǎnmù, to quarrel/to fall out with sb
        yīfǎnchángtài, [一反常態], complete change from the normal state (idiom); quite uncharacteristic/entirely o...
        fǎnmùchéngchóu, to become enemies (idiom); to fall out with sb
        fǎnqián, [反潛], anti-submarine/antisubmarine
        fǎnchā, contrast/discrepancy
        fǎnpū, [反撲], to counterattack/to come back after a defeat/to retrieve lost ground
        héfǎnyìng, [核反應], nuclear reaction
        fǎnshèjìng, [反射鏡], reflector
        fǎnshèmiàn, reflecting surface
        fǎnchúnxiāngjī, [反唇相譏], to answer back sarcastically (idiom)/to retort
        wùjíbìfǎn, [物極必反], when things reach an extreme, they can only move in the opposite direction (idio...
        fǎnguān, [反觀], by contrast/but as for this.../viewed from another angle/subjectively/introspect...
        fǎngòng, anti-communist
        fǎnshèhú, reflex arc
        fǎnyǔ, [反語], irony
        fǎnjié, [反詰], to ask (a question) in reply/to answer a question with a question/rhetorical que...
        fǎndòngpài, [反動派], reactionaries
        zàofǎnpài, rebel faction
        fǎnmiànrénwù, negative character/bad guy (in a story)
        fǎnchúdòngwù, [反芻動物], ruminant
        fǎngémìng, counterrevolutionary
        fǎnbǐ, inversely proportional/inverse ratio
        fǎntān, [反貪], anti-corruption (policy)
        fǎnbǔ, to support one's parents in their old age/to show filial piety/to to repay/to re...
        fǎnjiànjì, [反間計], stratagem of sowing dissension/CL:條|条[tiáo]
        jǔyīfǎnsān, [舉一反三], to raise one and infer three/to deduce many things from one case (idiom)

        ér, and/as well as/and so/but (not)/yet (not)/(indicates causal relation)/(indicates...
        érqiě, (not only ...) but also/moreover/in addition/furthermore
        éryǐ, that's all/nothing more
        érshì, rather
        éryán, with regard to (preceding phrase)
        ránér, however/yet/but
        fǎnér, instead/on the contrary/contrary (to expectations)
        xiǎnéryìjiàn, [顯而易見], clearly and easy to see (idiom); obviously/clearly/it goes without saying
        cóngér, [從而], thus/thereby
        jìnlìérwéi, [盡力而為], to try one's utmost/to strive
        qīngéryìjǔ, [輕而易舉], easy/with no difficulty
        shìérbùjiàn, [視而不見], to turn a blind eye to/to ignore
        pòménérrù, [破門而入], to break the door down and enter (idiom)
        tuōyǐngérchū, [脫穎而出], to reveal one's talent (idiom)/to rise above others/to distinguish oneself
        cóngtiānérjiàng, [從天而降], lit. to drop from the sky (idiom)/fig. to appear unexpectedly/to arise abruptly/...
        zìránérrán, involuntary/automatically
        tǐngshēnérchū, to step forward bravely
        zǒngéryánzhī, [總而言之], in short/in a word/in brief
        bàntúérfèi, [半途而廢], to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
        qǔérdàizhī, to substitute for sb/to remove and replace
        shìkěérzhǐ, [適可而止], to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can/don't overdo it/stop...
        yīnér, therefore/as a result/thus/and as a result, ...
        tuōkǒuérchū, [脫口而出], to blurt out/to let slip (an indiscreet remark)
        huáérbùshí, [華而不實], flower but no fruit (idiom); handsome exterior but hollow inside/flashy
        érjīn, now/at the present (time)
        jiǎnéryánzhī, [簡而言之], in a nutshell/to put it briefly
        cājiānérguò, [擦肩而過], brief encounter/to brush past sb
        bèidàoérchí, [背道而馳], to run in the opposite direction (idiom); to run counter to
        tǐngérzǒuxiǎn, [鋌而走險], to take a risk out of desperation (idiom)
        sānsīérhòuxíng, [三思而後行], think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance
        érhòu, [而後], after that/then
        xuánérwèijué, [懸而未決], pending a decision/hanging in the balance
        bùcíérbié, [不辭而別], to leave without saying good-bye
        jìnér, [進而], and then (what follows next)
        shíér, [時而], occasionally/from time to time
        bùdéérzhī, unknown/unable to find out
        yíngrènérjiě, lit. (bamboo) splits when it meets the knife's edge (idiom)/fig. easily solved
        bùyìérfēi, [不翼而飛], to disappear without trace/to vanish all of a sudden/to spread fast/to spread li...
        zhuǎnér, [轉而], to turn to (sth else)/to switch to
        bùyánéryù, it goes without saying/it is self-evident
        suíyùérān, [隨遇而安], at home wherever one is (idiom); ready to adapt/flexible/to accept circumstances...
        bùhuānérsàn, [不歡而散], to part on bad terms/(of a meeting etc) to break up in discord
        bùláoérhuò, [不勞而獲], to reap without sowing (idiom)
        jiēzhǒngérlái, [接踵而來], to come one after the other
        héérwéiyī, [合而為一], to merge together (idiom); to unify disparate elements into one whole
        kěxiǎngérzhī, it is obvious that.../as one can well imagine...
        jìér, [繼而], then/afterwards
        chéngxūérrù, [乘虛而入], to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom); to take advantage of a lapse
        yángchángérqù, [揚長而去], to swagger off/to walk off (or drive off etc) without a second thought for those...
        yīsǎoérguāng, [一掃而光], to clear off/to make a clean sweep of
        shīérfùdé, [失而復得], to lose sth and then regain it (idiom)
        jìngéryuǎnzhī, [敬而遠之], to show respect from a distance (idiom)/to remain at a respectful distance
        yǒuguòzhīérwúbùjí, [有過之而無不及], not to be inferior in any aspects (idiom)/to surpass/to outdo/(derog.) to be eve...
        jiǔérjiǔzhī, over time/as time passes/in the fullness of time
        luòhuāngértáo, to flee in defeat/to bolt
        bùdéyǐérwéizhī, [不得已而為之], to have no other choice/to be the last resort
        sìshìérfēi, apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
        fǎnqídàoérxíngzhī, to do the very opposite/to act in a diametrically opposite way
        yóuránérshēng, arising involuntarily (idiom); spontaneous/to spring up unbidden (of emotion)
        yīsǎoérkōng, [一掃而空], to sweep clean/to clean out
        zhōuérfùshǐ, [週而復始], lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles/the wheel com...
        hélèérbùwéi, [何樂而不為], What can you have against it? (idiom)/We should do this./Go for it!
        tángérhuángzhī, overt/to make no secret (of one's presence)/grandiose/with great scope
        yīnrénéryì, [因人而異], varying from person to person (idiom); different for each individual
        jiānéryǒuzhī, to have both (at the same time)
        bùkětóngrìéryǔ, [不可同日而語], lit. mustn't speak of two things on the same day (idiom); not to be mentioned in...
        bùhánérlì, [不寒而慄], shiver all over though not cold/tremble with fear/shudder
        yībānéryán, generally speaking
        píngxīnérlùn, [平心而論], to be honest, ...
        bùmóuérhé, [不謀而合], to agree without prior consultation/to happen to hold the same view
        mìérbùxuān, [祕而不宣], to withhold information/to keep sth secret
        yìngyùnérshēng, [應運而生], to emerge to meet a historic destiny (idiom)/to arise at an opportune time/able ...
        bùqīéryù, meet by chance/have a chance encounter
        yánéryǒuxìn, to speak and keep one's promise (idiom); as good as one's word
        qièérbùshě, [鍥而不捨], to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth/to pers...
        dàijiàérgū, [待價而沽], to sell only for a good price (idiom)/to wait for a good offer
        shāyǔérguī, [鎩羽而歸], to return in low spirits following a defeat or failure to achieve one's ambition...
        kěwàngérbùkějí, in sight but unattainable (idiom)/inaccessible
退         zhīnánértuì, [知難而退], to sound out the difficulties and retreat to avoid defeat (idiom); fig. to back ...
        yíngmiànérlái, [迎面而來], directly/head-on (collision)/in one's face (of wind)
        xíngérshàngxué, [形而上學], metaphysics
        bùjìngérzǒu, [不脛而走], to get round fast/to spread like wildfire
        zìshàngérxià, top-down
        yīyōngérshàng, [一擁而上], to swarm around/flocking (to see)
        xīnyǒuyúérlìbùzú, [心有餘而力不足], the will is there, but not the strength (idiom)/the spirit is willing but the fl...
        fànfànértán, [泛泛而談], to speak in general terms
        mǎnzàiérguī, [滿載而歸], to return from a rewarding journey
        fúxiùérqù, to storm off in a huff (idiom)
        mùmíngérlái, [慕名而來], to come to a place on account of its reputation (idiom); attracted to visit a fa...
        pūmiànérlái, [撲面而來], lit. sth hits one in the face/directly in one's face/sth assaults the senses/bla...
        yīyuèérqǐ, [一躍而起], to jump up suddenly/to bound up/to rise up in one bound
        yīgàiérlùn, [一概而論], to lump different matters together (idiom)
        tīngérbùwén, [聽而不聞], to hear but not react (idiom); to turn a deaf ear/to ignore deliberately
        jiáránérzhǐ, with a grunting sound it stops (idiom); to come to an end spontaneously (esp. of...
        érlìzhīnián, aged thirty (see 三十而立)
        yīcùérjiù, to get there in one step (idiom); easily done/success at a stroke/to get results...
        wàngérquèbù, [望而卻步], to shrink back/to flinch
        wénfēngérdòng, [聞風而動], to respond instantly/to act at once on hearing the news
        liànglìérxíng, to assess one's capabilities and act accordingly (idiom); to act within one's co...
        bùyuēértóng, [不約而同], to agree by chance (idiom); taking the same action without prior consultation
        zhìzhīsǐdìérhòushēng, [置之死地而後生], place sb on a field of death and he will fight to live (idiom based on Sunzi's "...
        kǎnkǎnértán, [侃侃而談], to speak frankly with assurance
        láoérwúgōng, [勞而無功], to work hard while accomplishing little/to toil to no avail
        gùér, therefore
        shíyánérféi, lit. to grow fat eating one's words (idiom)/fig. not to live up to one's promise...
        wàngérshēngwèi, intimidate at the first glance (idiom); awe-inspiring/terrifying/overwhelming
        shènér, even/so much so that
        zìxiàérshàng, bottom-up
        cóngyīérzhōng, [從一而終], faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)
        sǐérhòuyǐ, [死而後已], until death puts an end (idiom); one's whole life/unto one's dying day
        qīngchūyúlánérshèngyúlán, [青出於藍而勝於藍], lit. the color blue is made out of indigo but is more vivid than indigo (idiom)/...
        fàngzhīsìhǎiérjiēzhǔn, [放之四海而皆準], appropriate to any place and any time (idiom); universally applicable/a panacea,...
        pāiànérqǐ, lit. to slap the table and stand up (idiom); fig. at the end of one's tether/una...
        jiézééryú, [竭澤而漁], lit. to drain the pond to get at the fish (idiom)/fig. to kill the goose that la...

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