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The Chinese word bei - 背 - bèi
(back in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced bēi. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

back, to learn by heart, to go back on, rear,
to hide

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 背 ( bèi ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.

Chinese characters  ( bei / bèi ) with pronunciation (English translation: back )
The traditional Chinese characters of bèi are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

behind  |  background
背 ( bei / bèi ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 649)
Chinese example words containing the character 背 ( bei / bèi )
背后 ( bèihòu = behind ), 背心 ( bèixīn = vest ), 后背箱 ( hòubèixiāng = trunk )
Other characters that are pronounced bèi in Chinese
More words that mean back in Chinese
hòu ( 后 ), hòubiān ( 后边 ), yĭqián ( 以前 )

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