Meaning and pronunciation of 饭

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  • food
  • cuisine
  • cooked rice
  • meal
  • CL:碗[wan3],頓|顿[dun4]

HSK levels


  • (shí): to eat
  • (fǎn): contrary; 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[fan3 qie4] phonetic system;

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : to float; to be suffused with; general; extensive; non-specific; flood; pan- (prefix);
  • : to violate; to offend; to assault; criminal; crime; to make a mistake; recurrence (of mistake or sth bad);
  • : pattern; model; example;
  • : to deal in; to buy and sell; to trade in; to retail; to peddle;

Sentences examples with 饭

  • 有三个饭馆。
    Yǒu sāngè fànguǎn.
  • 星期二同学请我去饭馆吃饭。
    Xīngqí'èr tóngxué qǐng wǒ qù fànguǎn chīfàn.
  • 我吃米饭,你呢?
    Wǒ chī mǐfàn, nǐ ne?
  • 他中午去饭馆。
    Tā zhōngwǔ qù fànguǎn.
  • 爸爸送我去饭馆。
    Bàba sòng wǒ qù fànguǎn.

Words containing 饭, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list