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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
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
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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