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The Chinese word bei - 杯 - bēi
(cup in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

cup, glass, a cupful, a glassful

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 杯 ( bēi ) 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.
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Chinese characters  ( bei / bēi ) with pronunciation (English translation: cup )
The traditional Chinese characters of bēi are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 杯 ( bei / bēi ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Qing gei wo yi bei pijiu.
Qĭng gĕi wŏ yī bēi píjiŭ.

 – English translation: Please give me a glass of beer.

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

cheers  |  wineglass
杯 ( bei / bēi ) belongs to the 3000 most common Chinese characters (rank 1103)
Chinese example words containing the character 杯 ( bei / bēi )
保温杯 ( băowēnbēi = vacuum cup ), 杯子 ( bēizi = cup ), 干杯 ( gānbēi = to drink a toast ), 酒杯 ( jiŭbēi = wine glass ), 为干杯 ( wèi...gānbēi = to toast to )
Other characters that are pronounced bēi in Chinese
More words that mean cup in Chinese
bēizi ( 杯子 )
More words that mean glass in Chinese
bēizi ( 杯子 ), ( 玻 ), bōlí ( 玻璃 )

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