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Meaning of 抱

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Total strokes: 8; Radical: ; Structure: 扌 + 包
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Pinyin: bào
English Definition: to hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug; to embrace; to surround; to cherish
Chinese Definition:
①用手臂围住:拥抱。抱小孩儿。合抱。抱残守缺(形容保守,不知进取)。
②围绕,环绕:山环水抱。抱厦(房屋前面加出来的门廊,亦指后面毗连的小房子)。
③胸怀愿望,志向:抱负。
④心里存着,怀有:抱怨。抱恨。抱歉。抱憾。抱病。
⑤密合:衣服抱身儿。
⑥把他人的子女收养为自己的子女:抱养。
⑦量词:表示两臂合围的量:一抱草。
⑧孵:抱窝。抱小鸡。

Example Words:
抱怨 [ bào yuàn ]: to complain; to grumble; to harbor a complaint; to feel dissatisfied
抱负 [ bào ]: aspiration; ambition
拥抱 [ yōng bào ]: to embrace; to hug
抱歉 [ bào qiàn ]: to be sorry; to feel apologetic; sorry!
怀抱 [ huái bào ]: to hug; to cherish; within the bosom (of the family); to embrace (also fig. an ideal, aspiration etc)
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