Meaning of 贝

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(Trad.: 貝)
Pinyin: bèi
English Definition: cowrie; shellfish; currency (archaic)
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
贝壳 [ bèi ]: shell; conch; cowry; mother of pearl; hard outer skin; also pr. [bei4 qiao4]
心肝宝贝 [ xīn gān bǎo bèi ]: precious darling (often refers to one's child); sweetheart
贝斯 [ bèi ]: Bes, a minor god of ancient Egypt
贝多芬 [ bèi duō fēn ]: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), German composer
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