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


Also uses shǒu component: bǎ (to hold) bàn (to act) bào (to announce) dān (to undertake) gǎo (to do) jì (skill) lā (to pull) qiú (to beat) tuī (to push) wǒ (I (me)) zhǎo (to try to find)
Also uses bāo component: bǎo (to eat till full) pào (cannon) pào (bubble) sì (to run)

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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