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Meaning of 背

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh) conveys the meaning.
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  • Above to below
    • north; northern; northward
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
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  • Pinyin: bēi

    English Definition: to be burdened; to carry on the back or shoulder
    Chinese Definition:
    ①人用背驮东西,引申为负担:背负。背包。背黑锅(喻受冤枉代人受过)。背包袱(喻有沉重的思想负担或经济负担)。
    ②负向腹。

    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
    Chinese Definition:
    ①人体后面从肩到腰的部分:背脊。背包。背影。
    ②物体的后面或反面:背面。刀背。背后。背景。
    ③用背部对着,与“向”相对:背光。人心向背。
    ④向相反的方向:背地性(植物向上生长的性质)。背道而驰。
    ⑤避开,离开:背地。背井离乡。
    ⑥凭记忆读出:背书。背诵。背台词。
    ⑦违反:违背。背离。背信弃义。
    ⑧不顺:背运。背兴(xìng)。
    ⑨偏僻:背静。
    ⑩听觉不灵:耳背。

    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:
    后背 [ hòu bèi ]: the back (human anatomy); the back part of sth
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