pào cannon; firecracker

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


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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