bǎ to hold; to contain; to grasp

Made up of [ shǒu hand radical 64, to long for; to wish; to cling to ]
This measure word can be used with these nouns: dāo (knife)

Note

The hand radical suggests 'grasp' and 'ba' provides the phonetic. Measure word for many things held in the hand like brushes, knives, keys, chairs.
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses shǒu component: bàn (to act) bào (to hold) bào (to announce) dān (to undertake) gǎo (to do) jì (skill) lā (to pull) qiú (to beat) tuī (to push) wǒ (I (me)) zhǎo (to try to find)
Also uses component: bà (father) bā (supposition or suggestion) pá (to crawl)

Different tone

bā (eight) bā (to long for) bā (supposition or suggestion) bà (father)

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Pronunciation

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nìng better; rather

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40, dīng nail; robust; adult man]
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

ěr xīn [er mu yi xin]
ear eye one new
New sights and sounds
A change of place, everything fresh and new
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