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包 bāo: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

包 (bāo) English Meaning

  • to cover
  • to wrap
  • to hold
  • to include
  • to take charge of
  • to contract (to or for)
  • package
  • wrapper
  • container
  • bag
  • to hold or embrace
  • bundle
  • packet

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4,  HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (ge)
  • (zhī)

Sample Sentences

  • 钱包在包里。
    Qiánbāo zài bāo lǐ.
    The wallet is in the bag.
  • 钱包在包上。
    Qiánbāo zài bāo shàng.
    The wallet is on the bag.
  • 那是我的包。
    Nà shì wǒ de bāo.
    This is my bag.
  • 这不是我的包。
    Zhè bùshì wǒ de bāo.
    This isn’t my bag.
  • 那个包是我的。
    Nàgè bāo shì wǒ de.
    That bag is mine.
  • 我的包被偷了。
    Wǒ de bāo bèi tōule.
    My bag was stolen.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 bao
  • 勹 (bāo): to wrap
  • 巳 (sì): 6th earthly branch: 9-11 a.m., 4th solar month (5th May-5th June), year of the Snake

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 包

HSK 3 Word List

  • 包(bāo): to cover; to wrap; to hold; to include; to take charge of; package; wrapper; container; bag; to hold or embrace; bundle; packet; to contract (to or for); surname Bao; CL: 個|个(gè), 只(zhī)
  • 面包(miàn bāo): bread; CL: 片(piàn), 袋(dài), 块(kuài)

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 包裹(bāo guǒ): wrap up; bind up; bundle; parcel; package; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 包含(bāo hán): to contain; to embody; to include
  • 包括(bāo kuò): to comprise; to include; to involve; to incorporate; to consist of

HSK 6 Word List

  • 包庇(bāo bì): to shield; to harbor; to cover up
  • 包袱(bāo fu): cloth-wrapper; a bundle wrapped in cloth; load; weight; burden
  • 包围(bāo wéi): to surround; to encircle; to hem in
  • 包装(bāo zhuāng): package; pack
  • 承包(chéng bāo): to contract; to undertake (a job)
  • 打包(dǎbāo): to wrap; to pack; to ask for a doggy bag (at a restaurant)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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