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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from

Han character[edit]

(radical 154 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 月人 (BO))

  1. seashell
  2. money, currency

Usage notes[edit]

Also simplified in .

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 1213, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36656
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3622, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+8D1D

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping bui3, Yale bui3)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin bèi (bei4), Wade-Giles pei4)

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin bèi, traditional )

  1. shellfish, cowrie
  2. (archaic) money, currency

Proper noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin Bèi, traditional )

  1. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]