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

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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