Meaning of 被

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Pinyin: bèi
English Definition: quilt; by; (indicates passive-voice clauses); (literary) to cover; to meet with; (coll.) (since c. 2009) used before a verb that does not accurately represent what actually happened, to describe with black humor how sb or sth was dealt with by the authorities (as in 被自杀 )
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cloth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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Example Words:
被告 [ bèi gào ]: defendant
被迫 [ bèi ]: to be compelled; to be forced
被动 [ bèi dòng ]: passive
被子 [ bèi zi ]: quilt; Classifiers:
More: 被* | *被 | *被*
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