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English Definitionto surround; to encircle; to hem in
Traditional Script包圍
Simplified Script包围
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄠ ㄨㄟˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)baau1wai4
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
bāoto 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; (Chinese surname); bun (food)
wéito encircle; to surround; all around; to wear by wrapping around (scarf, shawl); (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
包括bāokuòto comprise; to include; to involve; to incorporate; to consist of
包子bāozisteamed stuffed bun
包含bāohánto contain; to embody; to include
包袱bāofuwrapping cloth; a bundle wrapped in cloth; load; weight; burden; funny part; punchline
包裝bāozhuāngto pack; to package; to wrap; packaging
Words With Same Tail Word    
周圍zhōuwéisurroundings; environment; to encompass
範圍fànwéirange; scope; limit; extent
氛圍fēnwéiambience; atmosphere
入圍rùwéito get past the qualifying round; to make it to the finals
三圍sānwéiBWH, abbr. for a woman's three measurements, namely: bust 胸圍, waist 腰圍 and hip 臀圍
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