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

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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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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Jiā tú [jia tu si bi]
house empty four walls
To have nothing but the bare walls of a house
To be very poor
Tue 28th Mar

Marrying the estate agent

China has for for many years had strict residence laws. If you want to live in the big cities you have to apply for a permit. An enterprising Shanghai property agent has made use of a loophole that is surely soon to be closed. You can get a residency permit if you marry someone with a permit and then get divorced. A man, we only know by family name Wang, has used this trick four times to sell property to women who would not otherwise be allowed to stay in the city. The woman were willing to pay about $9,000 for the residence permit.


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