抱 bào to hold; to hug; to embrace
Made up of [扌 shǒu
radical 64, 包 bāo
to cover; to wrap; to hold
NoteThe hand radical gives idea of 'holding', 'bao' the phonetic
Number of strokes 8
Using 扌 shǒu
: 我 wǒ (I (me)) 找 zhǎo (to try to find) 搞 gǎo (to do) 报 bào (to announce) 扮 bàn (to act) 把 bǎ (to hold) 技 jì (skill) 担 dān (to undertake)
Using 包 bāo
: 跑 sì (to run) 泡 pào (bubble) 饱 bǎo (to eat till full) 炮 pào (cannon)
Sounds same报 bào (to announce)
Different tone包 bāo (to cover)
勹 bāo (wrap)
宝 bǎo (jewel)
饱 bǎo (to eat till full)
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抱薪救火 bào xīn jiù huǒ
Not solving a problem appropriately. Foolishness
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Learning the numbers
in Chinese is easier than in many other languages. In our complete guide to the numbers we include the traditions associated them. Do you know why 4 was unlucky but 8 lucky?
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