Meaning of 哺

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(Trad.: 餔)
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] to begin; man, father; great; a distance of ten li
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to eat; evening meal
  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to feed
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    哺育 to feed; to nurture; to foster
    哺乳 breastfeeding; to suckle; to nurse
    反哺 fǎn to support one's parents in their old age; to show filial piety; to to repay; to return a favor
    嗷嗷待哺 áo áo dài cry piteously for food
    哺养 yǎng feed; rear
    More: 哺* | *哺 | *哺*
  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: see 哺子
    Example Words:
    哺子 zi baby food
    More: 哺* | *哺 | *哺*
Example Sentences
There is no minimum age to start color feeding.
Hens can express maternal love by nurturing chicks.
There are many animals in the forest, including various birds and mammals.