bǎ to hold; to contain; to grasp

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

Note

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) dān (to undertake)
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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Pronunciation

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Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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