pào cannon; firecracker

Made up of [ huǒ fire radical 86, bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold ]
Made with 9 strokes.
Fire gives the idea and 'bao' gives rough phonetic and onomatopoeia for the 'bang' of a fire cracker

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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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