Meaning of 背

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  • Pinyin: bēi
    English Definition: to be burdened; to carry on the back or shoulder
    Example Words:
    背包 [ bēi bāo ]: knapsack; rucksack; infantry pack; field pack; blanket roll; Classifiers:
    背债 [ bēi zhài ]: to be in debt; to be saddled with debts
  • 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:
    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
    背景 [ bèi jǐng ]: background; backdrop; context; (fig.) powerful backer; Classifiers:
    背后 [ bèi hòu ]: behind; at the back; in the rear; behind sb's back