English translation of '番'
⇒ 三番五次(sān fān wǔ cì)
time and time again
⇒ 我三番五次告诉他不要抽烟。(Wǒ sān fān wǔ cì gàosu tā bùyào chōuyān.)
I've told him time and time again he shouldn't smoke.
⇒ 经过几番挫折他明白了许多道理。(Jīngguò jǐ fān cuòzhé tā míngbaile xǔduō dàolǐ.)
After a few false starts he picked up quite a lot.
⇒ 他是出于一番好意才做的。(Tā shì chūyú yī fān hǎoyì cái zuò de.)
He just did it out of a kind impulse.
⇒ 这首曲子别有一番情调。(Zhè shǒu qǔzi bié yǒu yī fān qíngdiào.)
This melody has an entirely different feel.measure word, used for actions
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Translation of 番 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary