Pinyin "fan3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "fan3" is split up into two parts: "f" and "an3". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "f"

F is for Frankenstein's Monster.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an3"

In the anthill's living room.

Characters pronounced fan3

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

= + : A protester (mnemonic symbol for 反) makes a racket in the anthill's living room (an3). He's got a huge banana tree (⺁) with him and wants to protest against the exploitation of banana farm workers. Frankenstein's Monster (f) is annoyed by him and punches him with a boxing glove (又).
to return (to)

= + : The protester (反) just entered the anthill (an3) wearing socks and gladiator sandals (辶). Frankenstein's Monster (f) protests loudly and tells the protester to go back (返) where he came from to either wear sandals and no socks, or socks and proper shoes.
to take / to fetch
a kind of tree
sole or flounder