bà father; dad; pa

Made up of [ father radical 88, to long for; to wish; to cling to ]

Note

Father is used as radical with 'bao' as phonetic underneath
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : bā (supposition or suggestion) bǎ (to hold) pá (to crawl)

Different tone

bā (eight) bā (to long for) bā (supposition or suggestion) bǎ (to hold)

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táng Tang; chinese

Made up of [广 guǎng vast; wide radical 53, kǒu mouth radical 30]

Origin

The classic dictionary gives origin as a sound loan from character for 'boasting' hence the 'mouth' component
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