抱 (embrace) kanji
Embrace
This kanji has 8 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 8.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:embrace, hug, hold in arms
On reading:ホウ
Kun reading:だ-く、いだ-く、かか-える
da-ku, ida-ku, kaka-eru

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抱負
ほうふ
an aspiration, hopes, an aim
抱く
だく
hold ~ in one's arms, make love
抱き締める
だきしめる
embrace, hug, cuddle ☆=抱擁する(ほうようする)
野望を抱く
やぼうをいだく
have an ambition, be ambitious, have sinister designs ☆野望=野心(やしん)
難問を抱える
なんもんをかかえる
have a puzzle, have difficult problems
お抱え運転手
おかかえうんてんしゅ
a chauffeur
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