bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold

Made up of [ bāo wrap radical 20, snake; 6th earthly branch and zodiac element radical 49]
Used as component in : ; bào ; pào ; bǎo ; pào
This measure word can be used with these nouns: yī (clothes)

Note

Shows an unborn child in the womb with the meaning of something covered, held and protected. Measure word for things that are in bundles, packets and packages
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses bāo component: gǒu (dog) hé (why) jù (sentence) pú (grape) sháo (spoon) táo (grapes) wù (do not)
Also uses component: gǎng (harbor) 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
Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess

Culture

Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
Giant Pandas of China

Giant Pandas of China

Culture

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