寶貝

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See also: 宝贝

Chinese[edit]

a jewel or gem; a treasure; precious
 
cowries; shell; valuables; shellfish
trad. (寶貝)
simp. (宝贝)
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寶貝

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (1) (1)
Final () (89) (25)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pɑuX/ /pɑiH/
Pan
Wuyun
/pɑuX/ /pɑiH/
Shao
Rongfen
/pɑuX/ /pɑiH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/pawX/ /pajH/
Li
Rong
/pɑuX/ /pɑiH/
Wang
Li
/pɑuX/ /pɑiH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pɑuX/ /pɑiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
bǎo bèi
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
bǎo
Middle
Chinese
‹ pawX ›
Old
Chinese
/*pˤuʔ/
English precious thing

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 3264 415
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*puːʔ/ /*paːds/

Noun[edit]

寶貝

  1. (literary) rare and precious seashell
  2. cowry (family Cypraeidae)
  3. (by extension) treasure; valuable object
  4. (affectionate) baby child; baby; bab
  5. (affectionate) darling; honey (often said of a child or lover)
  6. (ironic, colloquial, derogatory or pejorative) useless or queer person; good-for-nothing

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Verb[edit]

寶貝

  1. to love dearly; to dote on; to treasure