bǎo to eat till full; satisfied

Made up of [ shí food; eat radical 184, bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The food radical is combined with 'bao' the phnoetic but also suggests being fully 'wrapped' with food
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using shí : yǐn (to drink) fàn (food) jiǎo (dumpling) guǎn (building)
Using bāo : sì (to run) bào (to hold) pào (bubble) pào (cannon)

Sounds same

bǎo (jewel)

Different tone

bāo (to cover) bāo (wrap) bào (to announce) bào (to hold)

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Pronunciation

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