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)

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “sometimes claimed as from English 'baby' but there are hits in classic texts”

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

寶貝

  1. treasure; something valuable
  2. darling; honey (often said of a child or lover)
  3. (zoology) any cowrie shell from the Cypraeidae
  4. good-for-nothing

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Verb[edit]

寶貝

  1. to love dearly