Chinese Symbols and Meanings F

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter F.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. FA, FE, FI etc.

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Fa

Fabulous, rare, precious, elegant
Face, facial expression
Face, countenance, expression, appearance, , colour, dye, hue, pigment, reputation
Faction, political party
Factory, yard, depot, industrial plant, mill, workshop, cliff
Fade, remove, take off
Fade, decay, wither
Faint, dizzy, confused, not with it
Fair, beautiful
Fairy, sprite, monster
Faith, believe in, religion, ancestor, clan
Faithful, sincere, surname
Fake, false, artificial, pretending, if, suppose, borrow, vacation
Fall, collapse, take turns, (dao4), upside down, invert, turn over, tip, pour out, reverse, turn around, retreat
Fall, drop, crash down, abort, fail, pendant
False, fake, forged
False, pretend, feign, deceive
Fame, reputation, praise
Family/home, household, domestic, residence, writer, specialist, artist
Family Name, surname, clan, people
Famine, scarcity, hunger
Famished, starving, hungry
Fan, MW for doors and windows
Fan Flames, stir up, incite, agitate, provoke
Fantasy, illusion, dream
Far, distant, remote
Far, distant
Far, distant, remote
Far, distant
agriculture, Farm, farming
Farm, land cultivated for a year, pull out grass (weed)
Farmland, arable fields
Fart, break wind, hips, buttocks
Fascia, connective tissue, subcutaneous tissue
Fast, quick, swift, rapid, speedy, soon
Fast, rapid, gallop, pursue
Fat, animal fat
Fat, obese, corpulent
Fat, gross, sleek
Father, elder, elderly person
Fault, defect, error, mistake, blame
Fault Find, blame, disgrace, charge, demote, punish
Favor, grace, kindness, gratitude, charitable
Fawn, flatter, charm

Fe

Fear, worried, afraid, apprehensive
Fear, fearsome, fearful, worried, apprehensive
Fear, dread, awe, reverence
Fear, frighten, deter, deterrent
Fearful, apprehensive
Feast, banquet, bamboo seating mats for feasts of banquets
Feast, banquet
Fee, pay, cost, spend, expense
Fee, commision
Feed, eat, food, food items, edible, index finger, radical 184, (si4), feed
Feed, raise, nurture
Feed, feed domestic animals, domesticated animals, tempt or entice
Feel, feeling, sense, touch, perceive, affect
Feel, fondle
Feeling, emotion, passion, love, mood, situation, circumstance, gather information, intelligence
feminine, Female, gentle, soft
Fence, railing, balustrade
Fence, grating, grid
Fence, bamboo fence
Fermale, male of species
Fermented Beans, salted and fermented beans
Fern, fern species
Fern, bracken
Ferrule, upsetting, castrate
Ferry, saliva, ford
Fertile, irrigate, rich
Fetter, shackle, hinder, trip, stumble
Fetters, manacles, handcuffs, braces
Fetus, embryo, rubber
Fetus, embryo, incomplete
Feud, fight, quarrel
Fever, malaria
Few, little, rare, scarce, less, lack
some/ Few, several, which, when, how many, how much(ji1), small, minute, tiny, almost, nearly, omen, portent

Fi

Fibula, lower leg
Field, farm, arable land, cultivate
Field, 733.5 square yards
Field, field of specific dimensions
Fierce, violent, cruel, inhuman
Fierce, vicious
Fierce, violent, ferocious, unlucky, unfortunate, famine
Fight, struggle, strive, grow
Fight, struggle, compete, battle, contend
Fight For, contend, compete, contest, race, vie, auction
Figure, shape, form, appearance, visible, apparent, appear
Figurine, terracota warrior
File, file smooth
Files, records, shelves, pigeon holes, schedule, cross pieces, rungs
Fill, load, install, pack, dress, adorn, disguise
Fill, full, satisfy, supply
Fill, fill in, saturate, complete
Fillagree, gold inlay
Filter, strain
Filter, sift, seive, screen
Finally, whole, end, finish
Fine, delicate, detailed, minute, slender, tiny
Fine, fine as opposed to punish, property, wealth, count
Fine Hair, brush, least, one thousandth
Finger, point at, point to, indicate, direct
Finish, exhaust, stop, conclude
Fins, supporting surfaces
Fire, flame, burn
Firefly, glow worm, luminous insect
Firewood, salary, pay, white collar, fuel
Firewood, sacrificial firewood
Firm, secure, safe, ready, arrange
Firm, enduring, burst forth, luxuriant, profuse
Firmiana, parasol tree, support, prop
First, early, in advance, prior, ancestors, former, deceased
First Wife, sons born of legal wife, blood relations
Fish, strong smelling, rank
Fish Bones, blunt, unyielding
Fish Trap made of bamboo
Fishhawk, osprey
Fishing, angling, lure, bait
Fishing Line, cord, string of coins
Fist, box, fight, boxing, sparring

Fl

Flag, pennant, banner, sign
Flag, banner, ancient flag or banner
Flame, blaze, hot, fever
Flame, blaze, splendid, illustrious
Flash, lightning, blitz, blitzkrieg, scintillate, twinkle, flicker, strain (a muscle), dodge, evade, avoid
Flat, thin, tablet, (pian1), skiff, small boat
Flat, level, wide, smooth, open hearted
Flatter, cajole
Flatter, charm, please
Flea, louse
Flee, escape, break, loose
Flee, escape, leap, run away
Flee, asscond, run away
Flexible, pliable, giving, soft, weak
Flight Of Stairs, grade, rank, hallway leading to main hall
Float, drift, bleach, beautiful, handsome, elegant, polished
Float, buoyant, drift, waft, overflow, exceed, empty, insubstantial, superficial
Float, flood, row, nod
Flog, beat, interrogate
Flog, whip, chastise
Flood, unrestrained, free, spread, overflow
Flood, deluge, torrent, great, vast, immense, magnanimous
Flood, overflow, inundate
Flood, boundless, infinity
Flood, flooded
Floor, level, tower, building, story, flight
Floor, layer, story, sheaf, laminate, measrue word, for layers, MW
Flounder, flat fish, sole
Flounder, sole, fish
Flour, dough, noodles, baked goods, bakery, bread
Flow, circulate, move
Flow, spurt
Flower, illustrious, spendid, China, Chinese
Flower, blossom, fancy pattern, spend
Flower, hemerocallis flava
Flowing, river name
Flowing Water, ripples, weeping, tears
Flowing Water, mild, comfortable, cool
bamboo Flute, bamboo flute with 3 reeds
Flute, wind instrument, musical instrument
bamboo Flute, musical instrument
bamboo Flute, musical instrument
Flutter, fly fast
Fluttering, fluttering of flags or pendants
Fly, quick, fast, rapid

Fo

Focus, concentrate, specialize, focused on, purpose, addressed to
Focus, concentrate, form, shape, coagulate, congeal, freeze
Fog, mist, vapor, fine spray
Foil, leaf, sheet, tinsel, screen made from reed or bamboo, frame for silkworms
Fold, bend, break, snap, refract, convert, relinquish, discount, abate, ward off
Fold, folded, repeat, duplicate
Fold, bend, twisted, curved, folded document
Follow, obey, effect, result, devote
Follow, comply, allow, listen, let, resemble
Follow, along
Follow, comply
Follow, pursue
Food, meal, rice
Fool, foolish, act a fool
Foot, satisify, sufficient, enough
Foot, leg, kick, base, foundation
Foot, unit of measurement
Foot Bridge, carrying pole, horizontal bar, crowbar, lever
Footpath, track, trail
Footprint, sign of passage, track, trace, search
Footprint, track, trace
For A Long Time, long time, been a long time, ages, late
Force, compel, coerce, urgent, pressing
Force, compel
Forceps, tweezers, nip
Forehead, fixed amount, face value, salute
Forehead, kowtow
Forever, eternal, eternity, always
Forewarned, concerned, anxious, worried, Yu clan
Forge, shape, temper, discipline
Forget, overlook, miss, neglect, omit
Forget, false, lie, cheat, deceive
Forgive, understand, assume, presume, infer, expect, conjecture, opinion, honest, sincere
Forgive, pardon, indulge
Fork, pierce, stab, thrust, cross, interlace, diverge
Fork, branch, diverge, choke
Fork, branching, separation, daughter, small girl, slave girl
Forlorn, dissapointed
Form, state, appearance, manner, shape, (like this)
Form, type, style, pattern, posture, pose
Form, bear fruit, become, bond, tie, unite, connect, congeal, connection, node, pay
Form, position, pose, posture, condition, power, force, influence, tendency
Form, shape, body, dark of the moon, vigor, animation, life
Formerly, former times, in ancient times
Forming, forming clouds
Fortification, outer city wall
Fortunate, , feel happy about, lucky, hapiness, well being
Forwards/before, front, former, advance, proceed
Foundation, base, origin, reference
Foundation, on the whole, name of an ancient tribe
Foundation, base, root, bottom
Fox, sly, cunning
Fox, fox like animal

Fr

Fragmented, piece meal
Fragrance, scent, aroma
Fragrant, scented, scent, fragrance, perfume
Fragrant, sweet smelling, fragrances, beautiful, affection, your (when referring to a woman), virtuous, good
Fragrant, luxurious, humble, belittle, trifle, frugal
Fragrant, aromatic, heady scent
Fragrant Wood, type of perfume wood
Frame, door frame
bamboo Frame, bamboo, basket, bamboo drying rack
Frame, building, structure
Framework, network, web, net
Freeze, cold, congeal, jelly
Frequent, incessant, successive, over and over, often, woebegone, frequency, channel, station
Frequent, patronize, patronize prostitutes
Frequently, often, over and over again
Fresh, new, rare, delicious
Fresh Water, weak, diluted, light, tasteless, simple, watered down, desalinated, indifferent, uncaring, easily forgettable
Friend, buddy, pal
Friend, companion, comrade
Friendly, amicable
Friendship, justice, righteousness
Frighten, scare, threaten, intimidate
Frog, toad, strive, endeavor
From, follow, reason, cause
From, lax, yielding
Frontier, boundary, region, country, area, live, stay
Froth, bubble, foam, soak
Frown, knit brows
Frozen, ice, cold
Frugal, economizing, save, comprehend, visit, province, leave out
Frugal, economical, careful
Fruit, result
Fry, deep fry, scald, explode, bomb
Fry, saute

Fu

Fuel, firewood, ignite
Fulfill, practice, carry out, act on, tread, step on, trample
fill up, Full, fulfilled, satisfied
Full, overflowing, surplus
Funeral, burial
Fungus, tuber, licorice, anise
Fur, hair, dime, towel
Fur Coat, fur garments
Furniture, tools, jerk, asshole
Furrow, drainage
Furrow, sections of vegetables
Fuse, melt, mold, smelt

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