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Meaning of 保

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Pinyin: bǎo
English Definition: Bulgaria; Bulgarian; abbr. for 保加利亚 ; to defend; to protect; to keep; to guarantee; to ensure
Chinese Definition:
①看守住,护着不让受损害或丧失:保卫。保管。保健。保障。保密。明哲保身。朝不保夕(早晨保不住晚上会发生什么情况。形容形势危急)。
②维持原状,使不消失或减弱:保持。保洁。保质。保墒。
③负责:保证。保荐。保修。保险。确保。担保。
④旧时户口的一种编制,若干甲为一保。
⑤旧称佣工:酒保(酒店服务人员)。佣保。
⑥姓氏。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • man, person; people
    • dull, simple, stupid
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Example Words:
保管员 [ bǎo guǎn yuán ]: custodian; storeroom clerk
保卫祖国 [ bǎo wèi guó ]: to defend one's country
保障监督 [ bǎo zhàng jiān ]: safeguards
保住 [ bǎo zhù ]: to preserve; to save
保不住 [ bǎo bu zhù ]: cannot maintain (sth); unable to keep; more likely than not; may well
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