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English Definitionshell; conch; cowry; mother of pearl; hard outer skin
Simplified Script贝壳
Traditional Script貝殼
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄟˋ ㄎㄜˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bui3hok3
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
bèicowrie; shellfish; currency (archaic); (Chinese surname)
shell; carapace; crust (earth's crust etc)

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Words With Same Head Word    
贝尔bèi'ěrBell (person name)
贝克bèikèbecquerel (unit of radioactivity, symbol Bq); abbr. for 贝克勒尔; Baker or Becker (name)
贝丘bèiqiūshell mound
贝九bèijiǔBeethoven's Ninth
贝南bèinánBenin (Tw)
Words With Same Tail Word    
介壳jièkécarapace; hard outer shell
地壳dìkéthe Earth's crust
外壳wàikéenvelope; outer shell; hull; cover; case
弹壳dànkéammunition case
枳壳zhǐkébitter orange (Fructus aurantii) (used in TCM)
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