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
In some countries, babies who can't nurse are taught to drink from a cup from the get-go - even the tiniest infants can learn to do it.
At one year, 22% of women were still breast-feeding.
And their paid maternity leaves relieve pressure on mothers to return to work before breast-feeding is well-established.
There are several reasons some mothers may not be able to breastfeed.
I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.