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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  () + phonetic  – hold in one’s hands. Note that 包 has the meaning of “wrap”, hence connotations of “wrap in one’s hands, embrace”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 64 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 手心口山 (QPRU), four-corner 57012)

  1. embrace, hold in arms, enfold

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 423, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11917
  • Dae Jaweon: page 771, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1856, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+62B1

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale pou5, bou6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(po) (hangeul , revised po, McCune-Reischauer p'o, Yale pho)

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin bào (bao4), Wade-Giles pao4)

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bão)

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