• bèi

    ㄅㄟˋ

    sea shell

    surname Bei, cowrie, shellfish

    • jiōng

      ㄐㄩㄥ

      borders

      radical in Chinese characters

    • rén

      ㄖㄣˊ

      person

      man, people

Stories

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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!

Words

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bǎo bèi

ㄅㄠˇ ㄅㄟˋ

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)