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ㄅㄟ ˋ

bèi

back

背 is a 9 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as bèi in the fourth tone, however it can also be pronounced as bēi.

In traditional Chinese the character may be used.

It is made up of the components (north) and (meat).

  • ㄅㄟ ˋ

    bèi

    back

    • ㄅㄟ ˇ

      běi

      north

    • meat

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as the guide pointed south the FLESH on their back pointed NORTH. It helps to also remember that 'to guide' is 指南, 'to point south'.
by trevor

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Pronunciation

We found 2 pronunciations for 背

bèi
bēi

Definitions for 背 pronounced as bèi

  • 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

Definitions for 背 pronounced as bēi

  • to be burdened
  • to carry on the back or shoulder
  • variant of 背[bei1]

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