bǎo jewel; gem; treasure

Made up of [ jade , mián roof radical 40]

Note

A piece of jade under a roof gives the clear suggestion of something precious
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses component: guó (country)
Also uses mián component: ān (peace) dìng (to set) fù (rich) gōng (palace) guān (official) hán (cold) jiā (house) kè (customer) nìng (better) róng (to hold) shì (room) shí (real) song (Song) tā (it) xué (cave) yí (proper) yuàn (courtyard) zāi (disaster) zì (letter)

Sounds same

bǎo (to eat till full)

Different tone

bāo (to cover) bāo (wrap) bào (to announce) bào (to hold)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

宝鸡 Baoji, Shaanxi

Proverbs

无事不登三宝殿 wú shì bū dēng sān bǎo diàn Often it is obvious when somebody is after something

Also

宝塔 bǎo tǎ pagoda
八宝 bā bǎo eight treasures

Jade

The Chinese prize the mineral jade above gold. It is associated with many ancient traditions and customs. Originally the precious mineral was mined in the Kunlun mountains of southern Xinjiang.
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