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char. model, standard; to model after, to follow; (Buddhism) Law; magic
Other meanings
[fǎ]   n. law, regulation; method, approach
[fǎ]   n./m. (referring to) France, French; (abbr.) farad
    water
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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zuò fǎ
n./v. technique of writing, way of doing things, method; to resort to magic, to exercise magic
fó fǎ
n. teachings of the Buddha, Buddhist doctrine
xiào fǎ
v. follow the example of, to take as a model, to imitate
fǎ mén
n. initial approach to become a Buddhist believer