泡 - Dong Chinese dictionary

pàopāo

bubbles

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
氵 meaning component

  Meaning component

shuishuǐ

  

water

is a component form of .

包 sound component

  Sound component

bāo

  

wrap

Evolution

泡 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
泡 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

pào

bubbles, suds; blister; soak; bubble; foam; blister (i.e. skin bubble); to soak; to steep; to infuse; to dawdle; to shilly-shally; to hang about; to pick up (a girl); to get off with (a sexual partner); classifier for occurrences of an action; classifier for number of infusions

 

pāo

puffed; swollen; spongy; small lake (esp. in place names); classifier for urine or feces

Most common words with 泡
Freq.
Word
Meaning

bubble

泡沫

foam

泡菜

pickled cabbage

灯泡

light bulb

泡泡

bubbles