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English Definitionto be sorry; to feel apologetic; sorry!
Simplified Script抱歉
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄠˋ ㄑㄧㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)pou5hip3
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (习惯用语) idiomatic expression
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
bàoto hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug; to embrace; to surround; to cherish
qiànto apologize; to regret; deficient

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
抱怨bàoyuànto complain; to grumble; to harbor a complaint; to feel dissatisfied
抱负bàofùaspiration; ambition
抱有bàoyǒuhave; possess
抱定bàodìngto hold on firmly; to cling (to a belief); stubbornly
抱屈bàoqūfeel wronged
Words With Same Tail Word    
道歉dàoqiànto apologize
致歉zhìqiànto apologize; to express regret
非常抱歉fēicháng bàoqiànextremely sorry; my apologies
公开道歉gōngkāi dàoqiànto apologize publicly
赔礼道歉péilǐ dàoqiànto apologize politely
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