bǎ to hold; to contain; to grasp

Made up of [ shǒu hand radical 64, to long for; to wish; to cling to ]


The hand radical suggests 'grasp' and 'ba' provides the phonetic
Number of strokes 7

Related characters

Using shǒu : wǒ (I (me)) zhǎo (to try to find) gǎo (to do) bào (to announce) bàn (to act) bào (to hold) jì (skill)
Using : bā (supposition or suggestion) bà (father) pá (to crawl)

Different tone

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

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