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]
A measure word to use for this noun: zhāng
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


Also uses shǒu component: bǎ (to hold) bàn (to act) bào (to hold) dān (to undertake) gǎo (to do) jì (skill) lā (to pull) qiú (to beat) tuī (to push) wǒ (I (me)) zhǎo (to try to find)
Also uses jié component: yíng (welcome)
Also uses yòu component: dù (to pass) duì (right) fà (to send out) fǎn (contrary) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) jí (and) jī (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) yǒu (friend) zé (pool) zhī (to support)

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

Proverbs

恩将仇报 ēn jiāng chóu baò Reject kindness
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