YellowBridge Chinese Language & Culture
Chinese Language Center

Learn Mandarin Mandarin-English Dictionary & Thesaurus

New Search

English Definitionto embrace; to hug
Simplified Script拥抱
Traditional Script擁抱
Pinyinyōngbào, Taiwan pr. yǒngbào
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄨㄥ ㄅㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jung2pou5
Part of Speech(动) verb
Topical Word Lists
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
yōngto hold; to embrace; to wrap around; to gather around (somebody); to throng; to swarm; to support
bàoto hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug; to embrace; to surround; to cherish

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
拥护yōnghùto endorse; to support
拥挤yōngjǐcrowded; to throng; congestion
拥有yōngyǒuto have; to possess
拥塞yōngsèto be clogged up; to be congested (traffic, computer network etc)
拥戴yōngdàito give one's allegiance; (popular) support
Words With Same Tail Word    
怀抱huáibàoto hug; to cherish; within the bosom (of the family); to embrace (also fig. an ideal, aspiration etc)
合抱hébàoto wrap one's arm around (used to describe the girth of a tree trunk)
抱抱bàobàoto hug; to embrace
拱抱gǒngbàoto enfold; to encircle
搂抱lǒubàoto hug; to embrace
Derived Words or Phrases    
Similar-sounding Words    
Wildcard: Use * as placeholder for 0 or more
Chinese characters or pinyin syllables