bǎo jewel; gem; treasure

Made up of [ jade , mián roof radical 40]


A piece of jade under a roof gives the clear suggestion of something precious

Related characters

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

Sounds same

bǎo (to eat till full)

Different tone

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

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宝鸡 Baoji, Shaanxi


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


宝塔 bǎo tǎ pagoda
八宝 bā bǎo eight treasures

yǐ to use; according to; so as to

Made up of [ rén person radical 9, yǐ hidden; concealed; small radical 5]


An old pictograph of a mouth making a sound, no connection with current borrowed meaning
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