Meaning of 抱

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Pinyin: bào
English Definition: to hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug; to embrace; to surround; to cherish
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: To wrap in one's arms ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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Example Words:
抱歉 [ bào qiàn ]: to be sorry; to feel apologetic; sorry!
抱怨 [ bào yuàn ]: to complain; to grumble; to harbor a complaint; to feel dissatisfied
拥抱 [ yōng bào ]: to embrace; to hug
抱负 [ bào ]: aspiration; ambition
公主抱 [ gōng zhǔ bào ]: to carry sb the way grooms carry brides across the threshold
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