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The Chinese word bao - 保 - băo
(to maintain in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

to maintain, to protect, to ensure,
to keep, to defend, to hold

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Chinese characters  ( bao / băo ) with pronunciation (English translation: to maintain )
The traditional Chinese characters of băo are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to keep  |  to retain
保 ( bao / băo ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 348)
Chinese example words containing the character 保 ( bao / băo )
保持 ( băochí = to keep ), 保护 ( băohù = to protect ), 保护套 ( băohùtào = protecting jacket ), 保加利亚 ( Băojiālìyà = Bulgaria ), 保温杯 ( băowēnbēi = vacuum cup ), 保温瓶 ( băowēnpíng = thermos ), 保鲜盒 ( băoxiānhé = crisper ), 保险 ( băoxiăn = insurance ), 保险柜 ( băoxiănguì = strongbox ), 保证 ( băozhèng = to guarantee ), 打保龄球 ( dă băolíngqiú = to play bowling ), 高保真 ( gāo băo zhēn = high-fidelity ), 宫保鸡丁 ( gōngbăo jīdīng = chicken with peanuts ), 健康保险 ( jiànkāng băoxiăn = health insurance ), 医疗保险 ( yīliáo băoxiăn = medical insurance )
Other characters that are pronounced băo in Chinese
More words that mean to maintain in Chinese
bĭng ( 秉 ), chí ( 持 ), wéi ( 维 )
More words that mean to protect in Chinese
băohù ( 保护 ), ( 护 )

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