bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold

Made up of [ bāo wrap radical 20, snake; 6th earthly branch and zodiac element radical 49]

Note

Shows an unborn child in the womb with the meaning of something covered, held and protected
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using bāo : wù (do not) jù (sentence) gǒu (dog) sháo (spoon) hé (why)
Using : yì (different)

Sounds same

bāo (wrap)

Different tone

bǎo (jewel) bǎo (to eat till full) bào (to announce) bào (to hold)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

包头 Baotou, Inner Mongolia

People

包拯 Bao Zheng

Proverbs

肉包子打狗 ròu bāo zǐ dǎ gǒu To use a self defeating method to solve a problem
纸包不住火 zhǐ bāo bù zhù huǒ The truth can not be concealed

Anti-corruption

China is widely seen as full of corrupt officials. It was ever thus. However the majority of Chinese people believe in justice and fair play. An historical figure renowned for his incorruptibility is Bao Zheng 包拯 [999 - 1062] who risked his life for the fair administration of justice. A temple dedicated to him can be visited near Kaifeng.
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zhě in process of; involved in

Origin

From a pictogram of branches in a ritual vessel, derivation to 'in process of' is unclear
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