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翻 means 'flutter'

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Strokes : 18    Frequency: 1718   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 13    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 53 words   Used in 69 words   Used in 5 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ホン
Kun
   ひるがえ to flutter, to flap   ひるがえ to change one's mind; to fly (flag, etc.)
On    ハン
Kun    こぼ to spill
  
The Japanese associate a fluttering flag with 翻, the kanji that heads off 翻 (translation). See what bridges the two concepts, as well as the idea of changing one’s mind, adapting a novel, dodging a tackle, rising in revolt, toying with someone, and doing a somersault! Find out how to say, “Everything has to be considered from another angle” and “This word does not translate well.”
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 翻
⿰   turn   feather  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 翻 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 翻 is used 61 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
ホン : 51 words FIND ALL
1. translation
2. de-encryption; deciphering
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ホン (read as ぽん) : 1 word FIND ALL
fluttering; frivolous
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ひるがえ : 7 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to turn over; to turn around  (see also: 身を翻す)
2. to change (one's mind); to reverse (one's decision); to take back (one's words)
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こぼ (read as こぼ) : 2 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to spill; to drop; to shed (tears)  (often written with kana only)
2. to grumble; to complain  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1826  Joy o' Kanji : 1826  Key to Kanji:

Cascading kanji view

ホン   ひるがえ to flutter, to flap   ひるがえ to change one's mind; to fly (flag, etc.)   
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バン    turn   
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topped rice
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
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ベイ   マイ   こめ rice   
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eight
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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stick   
デン   た rice field   
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ウ   はね feather   は counter for birds   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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