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English Definitionthe 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
See alsobēi variant of (from traditional character )
bēi to be burdened; to carry on the back or shoulder
Simplified Script
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinbèi
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄅㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bui6
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
背后bèihòubehind; at the back; in the rear; behind somebody's back
背景bèijǐngbackground; backdrop; context; (fig.) powerful backer
背心bèixīnsleeveless garment (vest, waistcoat, singlet, tank top etc)
背诵bèisòngto recite; to repeat from memory
背面bèimiànthe back; the reverse side; the wrong side
Words With Same Tail Word    
违背wéibèito go against; to be contrary to; to violate
刀背dāobèiback of the knife
向背xiàngbèito support or oppose
垫背diànbèito serve as a sacrificial victim; to suffer for somebody else; scapegoat; to share somebody's fate
仑背lúnbèiLunbei or Lunpei township in Yunlin county 云林县, Taiwan
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