bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold

Made up of [ bāo wrap radical 20, snake; 6th earthly branch and zodiac element radical 49]
Used as component in : ; bào ; pào ; bǎo ; pào
This measure word can be used with these nouns: (clothes)
Made with 5 strokes.
Shows an unborn child in the womb with the meaning of something covered, held and protected. Measure word for things that are in bundles, packets and packages

Related characters

Also uses bāo component: gǒu (dog) (why) (sentence) (grape) sháo (spoon) táo (grapes) (do not)
Also uses component: gǎng (harbor) (different)

Sounds same

bāo (wrap)

Different tone

bǎo (jewel) bǎo (to eat till full) bào (to announce) bào (to hold)

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包头 Baotou, Inner Mongolia


包拯 Bao Zheng


肉包子打狗 ròu bāo zǐ dǎ gǒu To use a self defeating method to solve a problem
纸包不住火 zhǐ bāo bù zhù huǒ The truth can not be concealed
包藏祸心 bāo cáng huò xīn Having evil intent; concealing malice.