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Meaning of 贝

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(Trad.: 貝)
Pinyin: bèi
English Definition: cowrie; shellfish; currency (archaic)
Chinese Definition:
①蛤蜊、珠母、刀蚌、文蛤等有介壳软体动物的总称。
②指贝类动物的硬壳:贝壳。贝雕。
③古代用贝壳做的货币。
④姓氏。

Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Pictographic: A sea shell, once used as currency
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Example Words
宝贝 bǎo bèi treasured object; treasure; darling; baby; cowry; good-for-nothing or queer character
诺贝尔奖 nuò bèi ěr jiǎng Nobel Prize
贝类 bèi lèi shellfish; mollusks
贝壳 bèi shell; conch; cowry; mother of pearl; hard outer skin; also pr. [bei4 qiao4]
拷贝 kǎo bèi copy; to copy (loanword)
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