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把握 bǎwò:  Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 5

把握 (bǎwò) English Meaning

  • to grasp (also fig.)
  • to seize
  • to hold
  • assurance
  • certainty
  • sure (of the outcome)

Traditional Characters:  把握

把 forms words in:

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握 forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 买房要量力而行,但也要把握时机。
    Mǎifáng yào liànglì ér xíng, dàn yě yào bǎwò shíjī.
    Buying a house should be within one’s means, but also within one’s opportunity.
  • 好好把握这个机会。
    Hǎohǎo bǎwò zhège jīhuì.
    Make good use of this opportunity.
  • 【谚】把握一个今天,胜似两个明天。
    [Yàn] bǎwò yīgè jīntiān, shèngsì liǎng gè míngtiān.
    Proverb: One today is worth two tomorrows.
  • 你所要做的便是好好把握这千载难逢的机会。
    Nǐ suǒyào zuò de biàn shì hǎohǎo bǎwò zhè qiānzǎinánféng de jīhuì.
    All you have to do is take advantage of this opportunity of a lifetime.
  • 她接待他时始终准确地把握好分寸,看似冷淡,却不失礼。
    Tā jiēdài tā shí shǐzhōng zhǔnquè de bǎwò hǎo fēncùn, kàn shì lěngdàn, què bù shīlǐ.
    She had always received him with perfect propriety, seeming cold but not impolite.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 ba

把(bǎ): to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of; a handle; particle marking the following noun as a direct object; classifier for objects with handle

  • 扌 (shou): hand
  • 巴 (bā): to long for; to wish; to cling to; to stick to; something that sticks; close to; next to; spread open; informal abbr. for bus 巴士(bā shì); bar (unit of pressure); nominalizing suffix on certain nouns, such as 尾巴(wěi ba), tail
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握 (wò): to hold; to grasp; to clench (one's fist); to master; classifier: a handful

  •  (shou): hand
  •  (wū): house; room; CL: 間|间(jiān), 個|个(gè)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 把

HSK 3 Word List

  • 把(bǎ): to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of; a handle; particle marking the following noun as a direct object; classifier for objects with handle

HSK 5 Word List

  • 把握(bǎwò): to grasp (also fig.); to seize; to hold; assurance; certainty; sure (of the outcome)

HSK 6 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 握

HSK 5 Word List

  • 把握 (bǎ wò): to grasp (also fig.); to seize; to hold; assurance; certainty; sure (of the outcome)
  • 握手 (wò shǒu): to shake hands
  • 掌握 (zhǎng wò): to grasp (often fig.); to control; to master; to know well; to understand something well and know how to use it; fluency; to seize (initiative, opportunity, destiny)
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