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Kanji Details for 抱

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Strokes: 8



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embrace, hug, hold in arms
  • ホウ
  • だ.く
  • いだ.く
  • かか.える

Popular Words With This Kanji

  • 抱える

    to hold or carry under or in the arms

    to have (esp. problems, debts, etc.)

    to employ; to engage; to hire

  • 抱く, 懐く

    to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug

    to harbour (e.g. grudge) (harbor); to bear (e.g. a grudge); to entertain (e.g. suspicion)

    to have sex with; to make love to; to sleep with

    to sit on eggs

  • 抱負

    aspiration; ambition; pretension