巴 bā to long for; to wish; to cling to
NoteConsidered to be derived from picture of a large snake, became 'open hand' from similar character
Number of strokes 4
Sounds same八 bā (eight)
吧 bā (supposition or suggestion)
Different tone把 bǎ (to hold)
爸 bà (father)
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
You will often see the character for good fortune 褔 fú
on decorations and gifts. 'Fu' is also associated with bats and oranges and this needs a little explanation
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