pào cannon; firecracker

Made up of [ huǒ fire , bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold ]

Note

Fire gives the idea and 'bao' gives rough phonetic and onomatopoeia for the 'bang' of a fire cracker
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using huǒ : zāi (disaster) zhà (to explode)
Using bāo : sì (to run) bào (to hold) pào (bubble) bǎo (to eat till full)

Sounds same

pào (bubble)

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Pronunciation

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Kites

Kites

Culture

Along with many other things the Chinese lay claim to the invention of the kite. Kite flying remains very popular in China and many can be seen flying in public parks. In the past they have been used for military purposes but fishing is probably the most ancient use.
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