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Meaning of 补

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(Trad.: 補)
Pinyin:
English Definition: to repair; to patch; to mend; to make up for; to fill (a vacancy); to supplement
Chinese Definition:
①把残破的东西加上材料修理完整:缝补。补葺。亡羊补牢。
②把缺少的东西充实起来或添上:弥补。补充。贴补。补习。滋补。
③益处:不无小补。于事无补。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cloth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] cloth
    • [ bo ] divination, fortune-telling; prophecy
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Example Words:
补充 [ chōng ]: to replenish; to supplement; to complement; additional; supplementary; Classifiers:
补偿 [ cháng ]: to compensate; to make up
弥补 [ ]: to complement; to make up for a deficiency
补贴 [ tiē ]: to subsidize; subsidy; allowance; to supplement (one's salary etc); benefit
补救 [ jiù ]: to remedy
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