pào cannon; firecracker

Made up of [ huǒ fire radical 86, 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


Also uses huǒ component: dēng (lamp) kǎo (to roast) miè (to extinguish) qiú (autumn) zāi (disaster) zhà (to explode)
Also uses bāo component: bào (to hold) bǎo (to eat till full) pào (bubble) sì (to run)

Sounds same

pào (bubble)

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Pronunciation

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How to write Chinese characters

How to write Chinese characters

Language

Many Chinese spend a great deal of time studying calligraphy. To be able to write (or more accurately draw) Chinese characters requires lots of practise as well as knowing both the brush strokes and the order in which to make them.
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