「抱」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: pou5
Part of Speech: verb
Explanation:
  • to hold or to carry in the arms, either towards the breast (to embrace; to hug) or lifting
    (Cant.) 懷抱waai4 pou5
    (Eng.) bosom
    (Cant.) 擁抱jung2 pou5
    (Eng.) to hug; to embrace
    (Cant.) gan2pou5
    (Eng.) to embrace tightly
    (Cant.) keoi5pou5zyu6go3neoi2mong6zyu6keoi5fan3
    (Eng.) He is holding his daughter in his arms, watching her fall asleep.
    (Cant.) aa3ciu1hoi1sam1dou3pou5hei2keoi5neoi5pang4jau5
    (Eng.) A-Chiu is so delighted that he lifts his girlfriend up when hugging her.

  • to surround
    (Cant.) pou5saan1waan4hoi2
    (Eng.) to surround the mountains and face the sea
    (Cant.) dung1pou5hoi2gong2西sai1mong6saan1mak6
    (Eng.) surrounded by a harbour on the east, facing the mountain ridge on the west.
    (Cant.) ngan4kwong3waan1zo2pou5ping4zau1jau6jan4coeng4zau1
    (Eng.) Of Silvermine Bay, lies Peng Chau on the left and Cheung Chau on the right.

  • to have an immediate offspring, mostly a grandchild or that of any further generations
    (Cant.) 三年抱兩saam1 nin4 pou5 loeng5
    (Eng.) to give birth to two kids within three years
    (Cant.) gung1hei2wong4taa2sak1dou1pou5maai4zan1hai6hou2fuk1hei3lo3
    (Eng.) Congratulations Mrs. Wong! You are going to be a great-grandma, how blessed you are.

  • to be in a (mental) state; to have certain feeling (the noun afterwards is usually modified)
    (Cant.) 抱病pou5 beng6
    (Eng.) to get sick; to fall ill
    (Cant.) 抱負pou5 fu6
    (Eng.) ambitions; aspiration; mission
    (Cant.) 抱怨pou5 jyun3
    (Eng.) to grumble; to complain
    (Cant.) 抱憾pou5 ham6
    (Eng.) to regret; to feel remorse
    (Cant.) 抱歉pou5 hip3
    (Eng.) sorry; apologetic; regretful
    (Cant.) ngo5dei6jing1goi1pou5zing3kok3ge3taai3dou6
    (Eng.) We should adopt a correct attitude.
    (Cant.) zou2zik1deoi3hap6zok3pou5zik1gik6taai3dou6
    (Eng.) The group holds an active attitude towards cooperation.
    (Cant.) ngo5m4wui5zoi3deoi3nei5pou5jam6ho4seon3jam6
    (Eng.) I won't have any trust in you anymore.
    (Cant.) keoi5deoi3keoi5zai2neoi2pou5hou2daai6kei4mong6
    (Eng.) He has high expectations for his kids.

See also: 包圍 困 環繞
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