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(Trad.: 賊)
Pinyin: zéi
English Definition: thief; traitor; wily; deceitful; evil; extremely
Chinese Definition:
①偷东西的人,盗匪:贼人。盗贼。贼赃。贼窝。
②对人民有危害的人:国贼。民贼。工贼。贼寇。蟊贼。
③害,伤害:戕贼。“淫侈之俗日日以长,是天下之大贼也”。
④邪的,不正派的:贼心不死。
⑤狡猾:贼溜溜。
⑥副词,很:贼冷。贼亮。贼横(héng)。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (weapons) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ bèi ] sea shell; money, currency
    • [ róng ] arms, armaments; military affairs
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Example Words:
中贼鸥 [ zhōng zéi ōu ]: (bird species of China) pomarine skua (Stercorarius pomarinus)
乱臣贼子 [ luàn chén zéi ]: rebels and traitors (idiom); general term for scoundrel
作贼 [ zuò zéi ]: to be a thief
做贼心虚 [ zuò zéi xīn ]: to feel guilty as a thief (idiom); to have sth on one's conscience
叛贼 [ pàn zéi ]: renegade; traitor
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