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English Definitionaspiration; ambition
Simplified Script抱负
Traditional Script抱負
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄠˋ ㄈㄨˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)pou5fu6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
bàoto hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug; to embrace; to surround; to cherish
to bear; to carry (on one's back); to turn one's back on; to be defeated; negative (math. etc)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
抱歉bàoqiànto be sorry; to feel apologetic; sorry!
抱怨bàoyuànto complain; to grumble; to harbor a complaint; to feel dissatisfied
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    
担负dānfùto shoulder; to bear; to undertake
辜负gūfùto fail to live up (to expectations); unworthy (of trust); to let down; to betray (hopes); to disappoint
胜负shèngfùvictory or defeat; the outcome of a battle
正负zhèngfùpositive and negative
肩负jiānfùto shoulder (a burden); to bear; to suffer (a disadvantage)
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