bào to hold; to hug; to embrace

Made up of [ shǒu hand radical 64, bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold ]
Made with 8 strokes.
The hand radical gives idea of 'holding', 'bao' the phonetic

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Also uses shǒu component: bǎ (to hold) bàn (to act) bào (to announce) dān (to undertake) gǎo (to do) jì (skill) lā (to pull) qiú (to beat) tái (to lift) tuī (to push) wǒ (I (me)) zhǎo (to try to find)
Also uses bāo component: bǎo (to eat till full) pào (bubble) pào (cannon) sì (to run)

Sounds same

bào (to announce)

Different tone

bāo (to cover) bāo (wrap) bǎo (jewel) bǎo (to eat till full)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

抱薪救火 bào xīn jiù huǒ Not choosing an appropriate solution to a problem. Making matters worse