Meaning of 背

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh) conveys the meaning.
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  • Above to below
    • [ běi ] north; northern; northward
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
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  • Pinyin: bēi

    English Definition: to be burdened; to carry on the back or shoulder
  • Pinyin: bèi

    English Definition: the back of a body or object; to turn one's back; to hide something from; to learn by heart; to recite from memory; unlucky (slang); hard of hearing
    Example Words:
    背景 [ bèi jǐng ]: background; backdrop; context; (fig.) powerful backer; Classifiers:
    后背 [ hòu bèi ]: the back (human anatomy); the back part of sth
    违背 [ wéi bèi ]: to go against; to be contrary to; to violate
    背诵 [ bèi sòng ]: to recite; to repeat from memory
    背叛 [ bèi pàn ]: to betray
    More: 背* | *背 | *背*
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