Write 伐 (fá)(chop) in Chinese character

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伐 (fá)

Origin:

 

本义是“砍头”,后来引申为“征伐”,字形是一把“戈”(古代的武器名)正砍在一个人颈上的样子。
The original meaning of this character is “to behead.” Later, the definition expanded to mean, “to go on a punitive expedition.” The character looks like a dagger-axe, a kind of ancient weapon, as it cuts off a man’s head.

 

Meaning:
to chop, to cut down

Words:

伐木(fámù): woodcutting
砍伐(kǎnfá): to fell (trees)
讨伐(tǎofá): to send armed forces to suppress
武王伐纣(WǔWángFáZhòu): the crusade against King Zhou of the Shang kingdom by King Wu of the Zhou kingdom

Sentences:

 

1、Rénmen yīnggāi tíngzhǐ kǎnfá guòduō de shùmù.
人们应该停止砍伐过多的树木。
People should stop cutting down too many trees.

 

 

2、Jiāngjūn shuàilǐng zhèngfǔjūn tǎofá pànjūn.
将军率领政府军讨伐叛军。
The general led the government troops against the rebels.
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