bào to announce; to inform; report

Made up of [ shǒu hand radical 64, jié seal (of document) radical 26, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]
Alternative traditional form of character:


The elements suggest a sealed document held in a right hand - hence 'announce'
Number of strokes 7

Related characters

Using shǒu : wǒ (I (me)) zhǎo (to try to find) gǎo (to do) bàn (to act) bào (to hold) bǎ (to hold) jì (skill)
Using yòu : duì (right) fā (to send out) fà (hair) fǎn (contrary) jí (and) jī (fowl) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shù (tree) huān (merry) yǒu (friend) zhī (to support) shòu (to receive) jiān (difficult)

Sounds same

bào (to hold)

Different tone

bāo (to cover) bāo (wrap) bǎo (jewel) bǎo (to eat till full)

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stroke order for 报
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恩将仇报 ēn jiāng chóu baò Reject kindness
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