The Chinese character 巴

And its component form

  1. to long for
  2. to wish
  3. close to
  4. next to

巴 is both a character and a character component

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巴 can be used as a phonetic component in a Chinese character. You’ll find the Chinese character component 巴 in characters and words pronounced “ba”.

These characters all contain 巴 and sound like “ba”:


target; mark

an article made of bamboo strips; fence

to hold; to grasp; to contain

When used as a character component, 巴 can also be found in words pronounced “pa”, which is close to the sound “ba”.

The Chinese language is over 5000 years old, so, unsurprisingly, some characters’ pronunciations have evolved a little over time. Chinese characters containing 巴 will therefore sometimes have a pronunciation close to the sound 巴 but not quite the same. You’ll also characters that contain 巴 and are pronounced “pa”.

Sound “pa”

You can find the character component 巴 being pronounced “pa” in words like:

爬 pá : to crawl; to climb; to get up or sit up

跁 pá : to squat; to crouch

All 80,000+ Chinese characters share the same character components. Chinese character components are therefore essential for Chinese learners: they are the building blocks of Chinese. Character character components help tremendously with understanding a character: they provide information on its meaning or on its pronunciation. In short, knowing character components will help you analyse, learn and remember each Chinese character much better.

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