bā to long for; to wish; to cling to


Considered to be derived from picture of a large snake, became 'open hand' from similar character
Number of strokes 4

Sounds same

bā (eight) bā (supposition or suggestion)

Different tone

bǎ (to hold) bà (father)

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哑巴吃饺子,心里有数 yǎ ba chī jiǎo zi, xīn lǐ yǒu shù When someone understands the situation without needing to say anything
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