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抱 bào: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

抱 (bào) English Meaning

  • to hold
  • to carry (in one’s arms)
  • to hug or embrace
  • surround
  • cherish

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 4,  HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 我只想抱你。
    Wǒ zhǐ xiǎng bào nǐ.
    I just want to hug
  • 女人为什么想被男人抱着睡觉?
    Nǚrén wéi shénme xiǎng bèi nánrén bàozhe shuìjiào?
    Why do women want to sleep in a man’s embrace?
  • 我需要某人抱着我并对我说一切会顺利的。
    Wǒ xūyào mǒu rén bàozhe wǒ bìng duì wǒ shuō yīqiè huì shùnlì de.
    I need someone to holdme and tell me everything will be alright.
  • 我抱不起他。
    Wǒ bào bù qǐ tā.
    I cannot lift him.
  • 她把孩子抱在怀里。
    Tā bǎ háizi bào zài huái lǐ.
    She nestled the baby in her arms.
  • 她把她的孩子抱在怀里。
    Tā bǎ tā de háizi bào zài huái lǐ.
    She held her baby in her arms.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 bao
  •  (shou): hand
  •  (bāo): 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; CL: 個|個|个(gè),隻|只(zhī)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 抱

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 抱怨 (bào yuàn): to complain; to grumble
  • 拥抱 (yōng bào): to embrace; to hug; to hold in one’s arms

HSK 6 Word List

  • 抱负 (bào fù): aspiration; ambition
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