抱 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

抱 in English

bào

  • to hold
  • to carry (in one's arms)
  • to hug
  • to embrace
  • to surround
  • to cherish

HSK levels


Components

  • (shou): hand
  • (bāo): to cover; to wrap; to hold; to include; to take charge of; to contract (to or for); package; wrapper; container; bag; to hold or embrace; bundle; packet; CL:個|个[ge4],隻|只[zhi1];

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : on night duty;
  • : carpenter's plane; to plane (woodwork); to shave off; to peel (with a potato peeler etc);
  • : Reported
  • : to announce; to inform; report; newspaper; recompense; revenge; CL:份[fen4],張|张[zhang1];
  • : sudden; violent; cruel; to show or expose; to injure;
  • : to explode or burst; to quick fry or quick boil;
  • : hatch;
  • : cruel; violent;
  • : leopard; panther;
  • : jump; leap;
  • : abalone;

Sentences examples with 抱

  • 我很小心地抱起了小猫。
    Wǒ hěn xiǎoxīn dì bào qǐle xiǎo māo.
  • 他把孩子抱了起来。
    Tā bǎ háizi bàole qǐlái.
  • 非常抱歉,让您等了这么久。
    Fēicháng bàoqiàn, ràng nín děngle zhème jiǔ.

Words containing 抱, by HSK level