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English Definitionto embrace; to hug
Traditional Script擁抱
Simplified Script拥抱
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    
擁護yōnghùto endorse; to support
擁擠yōngjǐcrowded; to throng; congestion
擁有yōngyǒuto have; to possess
擁塞yōngsèto be clogged up; to be congested (traffic, computer network etc)
擁戴yōngdàito give one's allegiance; (popular) support
Words With Same Tail Word    
懷抱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
摟抱lǒubàoto hug; to embrace
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