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抱 means 'hug'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 584   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 27    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 43 words   Used in 69 words   Used in 59 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ホウ
Kun
     いだ to hug   かかえる to carry, to hold (an object, a burden)
Name    たば
Discover key differences between two verbs written as 抱く. Learn about grudges and sitting on eggs and what connects these things. Read about (not) hugging in Japan, an odd translation of a Beatles song title, bundling products, armfuls of things, caretaking, patience, ambition, and being saddled with work. See how one book title sounds dull in English but erotic in Japanese.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 抱
⿰   () hand   wrap  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 抱 is used 6 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 抱 is used 62 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
ホウ : 18 words FIND ALL
noun
aspiration; ambition; pretension
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ホウ (read as ぼう) : 2 words FIND ALL
patience; endurance
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: 23 words FIND ALL
'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
to embrace each other
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かかえる : 13 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to hold or carry under or in the arms
2. to have (esp. problems, debts, etc.)
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いだ : 5 words FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug
2. to harbour (e.g. grudge); to harbor; to bear; to have (e.g. ambition); to entertain (e.g. hope, suspicion)  (this meaning is restricted to reading いだく)
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かかえる (read as がか) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
completely financed; sponsored; under patronage
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Henshall: 1794  Joy o' Kanji : 1794  Key to Kanji:

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ホウ   だ    いだ to hug   かかえる to carry, to hold (an object, a burden)   
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ホウ   つつ to wrap   
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4
wrap
コ   キ   おのれ self   
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シュ   て hand   
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