bào to hold; to hug; to embrace

Made up of [ shǒu hand radical 64, bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold ]

Note

The hand radical gives idea of 'holding', 'bao' the phonetic
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using shǒu : wǒ (I (me)) zhǎo (to try to find) gǎo (to do) bào (to announce) bàn (to act) bǎ (to hold) jì (skill) dān (to undertake)
Using bāo : sì (to run) pào (bubble) bǎo (to eat till full) pào (cannon)

Sounds same

bào (to announce)

Different tone

bāo (to cover) bāo (wrap) bǎo (jewel) bǎo (to eat till full)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

抱薪救火 bào xīn jiù huǒ Not solving a problem appropriately. Foolishness
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