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把 bǎ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

把 (bǎ) English Meaning

  • to hold
  • to contain
  • to grasp
  • to take hold of
  • handle
  • particle marking the following noun as a direct object
  • classifier for objects with handle
  • classifier for small objects: handful

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 把水烧开。
    Bǎ shuǐ shāo kāi.
    Boil the water.
  • 把剑给我。
    Bǎ jiàn gěi wǒ.
    Give me the sword.
  • 把塞子拔掉。
    Bǎ sāizi bá diào.
    Pull the plug out.
  • 把褶子熨平。
    Bǎ zhězi yùn píng.
    Press the pleats flat.
  • 把眼镜擦亮。
    Bǎ yǎnjìng cā liàng.
    Clean the glasses until they shine
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 ba
  • 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

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

  • 把关(bǎguān): to guard a pass; to check on something
  • 把手(bǎshǒu): handle; grip; knob
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