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:

Note

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) dān (to undertake)
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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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 报
Stroke order for character 报, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

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恩将仇报 ēn jiāng chóu baò Reject kindness

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