Meaning:
[0] return; come/go back

Level:
1

Jyutping:
faan1 faan2

Pinyin:
fan3

Type:

Stroke Count:
8

Cantonese Frequency:
2081

Mandarin Frequency:
17

Notes:
[0] 1. Jyutping faan1 is mostly used in colloquial context; faan2 is occasionally used in literary context2. For the difference between 返 and 番, see this link

Related Words
Word Jyutping Meaning
返埋嚟 faan1 maai4 lai4 come back here
返轉頭 faan1 zyun3 tau4 to return (to the starting point); to go back (from whence you came); to make a u-turn; to turn back | Mand.: 往回; 掉頭;
打返轉頭 daa2 faan1 zyun3 tau4 to turn back; to retrace one's steps; to return (using the same route); to make a u-turn | Std. Chin.: 走往回; 往回走; 掉頭走;
行返轉頭 haang4 faan1 zyun3 tau4 to turn back; to retrace one's steps; to return (using the same route) | Std. Chin.: 走往回; 往回走; 掉頭走;
往返 wong5 faan2 to go back and forth; to go to and fro;
遣返 hin2 faan2 repatriate;
返畀 faan1 bei2 Verb+give back (Verb+返畀) e.g. 打返畀 , 嫁返畀 , 話返畀 , 寄返畀 , 送返畀 , ...;
畀返 bei2 faan1 give back [華]: 還給;
返落嚟 faan1 lok6 lai4 to come back down here;
返出嚟 faan1 ceot1 lai4 to come back out here;

Related Sentences
Sentence SWC Jyutping Meaning
佢哋卒之喺返埋一齊 keoi5 dei6 zeot1 zi1 hai2 faan1 maai4 jat1 cai4 In the end they got back together again. 
個女夜夜都未返屋企 (夜夜讀音: je2 je6; 前後二字不同) 那個女孩很晚都不回家 ("個女""也可以解讀為我女兒)" go3 {jyu5,neoi5,neoi6} je6 je6 dou1 mei6 {faan1 (faan2 occationally used lit)} uk1 {kei5 kei5*2} zeon3 je6 je6 {[1] duk6 [2] dau6} jam1 cin4 hau6 ji6 zi6 bat1 tung4 zeon3 粵 The girl (or My girl) still hasnt come home yet, even though its late.
我喺寫字樓度返工。 我 是 上班族 。 ngo5 hai2 se2 zi6 {lau4*2 lau4} {[1] dou6 [2] dok6} {faan1 (faan2 occationally used lit)} gung1 I work in an office.
我弟弟喺銀行返工。 我 弟弟 在 銀行 工作 。 ngo5 dai6 dai6 hai2 {ngan4 ngan4*2} {[1] haang4 [2] hang4 [3] hong4 hong4*2 [4] hang6} {faan1 (faan2 occationally used lit)} gung1 My brother works in a bank.
佢成日好早返工。 她 都會 提早 去 公司 。 keoi5 {[1] sing4 [2] seng4} jat6 {[1] hou2 [2] hou3} zou2 {faan1 (faan2 occationally used lit)} gung1 She always goes to work early.
佢成日返工早到。 她 都會 提早 到 公司 。 keoi5 {[1] sing4 [2] seng4} jat6 {faan1 (faan2 occationally used lit)} gung1 zou2 {dou3 dou3*2} She always gets to work early.
我有時行路返工,不過唔係時時。 我 有時候 走路 去 工作 , 但 沒有 經常 這樣。 ngo5 {[1] jau5 [2] jau6} si4 {[1] haang4 [2] hang4 [3] hong4 hong4*2 [4] hang6} {lou6 lou6*2} {faan1 (faan2 occationally used lit)} gung1 bat1 gwo3 m4 hai6 si4 si4 I sometimes walk to work, but not often.
我成日搭巴士返工。 我 一直都 搭 公車 上班 。 ngo5 {[1] sing4 [2] seng4} jat6 daap3 baa1 {si6 si6*2} {faan1 (faan2 occationally used lit)} gung1 I always go to work by bus.
我一向係搭巴士返學嘅。 我 通常 搭 公車 去 學校 。 ngo5 jat1 hoeng3 hai6 daap3 baa1 {si6 si6*2} {faan1 (faan2 occationally used lit)} hok6 {[1] ge3 [2] ge2} I usually go to school by bus.
你禮拜日要唔要返工㗎? 你 星期天 要工作 嗎 ? nei5 lai5 baai3 jat6 {[1] jiu3 [2] jiu1} m4 {[1] jiu3 [2] jiu1} {faan1 (faan2 occationally used lit)} gung1 gaa3 Do you work on Sunday?