The character 贝 means sea shell and is pronounced as 「bèi」 in the fourth tone. Its meaning comes from the components borders 冂 and person 人. Its sound (maybe) comes from the character 冂 jiōng. It can also be written as 貝.
surname Bei, cowrie, shellfish
radical in Chinese characters
Making characters memorable
A person, YOU, enters the BORDERS of a new land. You're surprised by what you find. In these BORDERS everyone is a sea shell! Look down, YOU are too!
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treasure + sea shell
treasured object, treasure, darling, baby, cowry, good-for-nothing or queer character
bǎo bèi r
ㄅㄠˇ ㄅㄟˋ r5
treasure + sea shell + son
erhua variant of 寶貝|宝贝[bao3 bei4]
bèi duō fēn
ㄅㄟˋ ㄉㄨㄛ ㄈㄣ
sea shell + many + aroma
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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