(bēi)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. carry on one's back
  2. to bear

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
背景 bèijǐng background
后背 hòubèi back (of the body)
背叛 bèipàn betray/forsake
背诵 bèisòng recite
违背 wéibèi violate/go against
暗背雨燕 àn bèi yǔ yàn (bird species of China) dark-rumped swift (Apus acuticauda)
暗绿背鸬鹚 àn lǜ bèi lú cí (bird species of China) Japanese cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus)
鳌背负山 áo bèi fù shān debt as heavy as a mountain on a turtle's back
白背矶鸫 bái bèi jī dōng (bird species of China) common rock thrush (Monticola saxatilis)
白背兀鹫 bái bèi wù jiù (bird species of China) white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis)
白背啄木鸟 bái bèi zhuó mù niǎo (bird species of China) white-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)
斑背大尾莺 bān bèi dà wěi yīng (bird species of China) marsh grassbird (Locustella pryeri)
斑背潜鸭 bān bèi qián yā (bird species of China) greater scaup (Aythya marila)
斑背燕尾 bān bèi yàn wěi (bird species of China) spotted forktail (Enicurus maculatus)
斑背噪鹛 bān bèi zào méi (bird species of China) barred laughingthrush (Garrulax lunulatus)
背板 bèi bǎn panel/back panel
背榜 bēi bǎng to score last in an examination
背包 bēi bāo knapsack/rucksack/infantry pack/field pack/blanket roll/CL:個|个[gè]
背包袱 bēi bāo fú to have a weight on one's mind/to take on a mental burden
背包客 bēi bāo kè backpacker
背包游 bèi bāo yóu backpacking
背部 bèi bù back (of a human or other vertebrate, or of an object)
背侧 bèi cè back/back side
背城借一 bèi chéng jiè yī to make a last-ditch stand before the city wall (idiom)/to fight to the last ditch/to put up a desperate struggle
背带 bēi dài braces/suspenders/sling (for a rifle)/straps (for a knapsack)
背带裤 bèi dài kù overalls
背道而驰 bèi dào ér chí to run in the opposite direction (idiom)/to run counter to
背地 bèi dì secretly/in private/behind someone's back
背地风 bèi dì fēng behind sb's back/privately/on the sly
背地里 bèi dì li behind sb's back
背对背 bèi duì bèi back to back
背负 bēi fù to bear/to carry on one's back/to shoulder
背骨 bèi gǔ spine
背光 bèi guāng to be in a poor light/to do sth with one's back to the light/to stand in one's own light
背锅 bēi guō (slang) (neologism derived from 背黑鍋|背黑锅[bēi hēi guō]) to carry the can/to be a scapegoat
背黑锅 bēi hēi guō to be made a scapegoat/to be unjustly blamed
背后 bèi hòu behind/at the back/in the rear/behind sb's back
背脊 bèi jǐ the back of the human body
背夹电池 bèi jiā diàn chí battery case (for a phone)
背景 bèi jǐng background/backdrop/context/(fig.) powerful backer/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
背井离乡 bèi jǐng lí xiāng to leave one's native place, esp. against one's will (idiom)
背景虚化 bèi jǐng xū huà background blurring (photography)
背景音乐 bèi jǐng yīn yuè background music (BGM)/soundtrack/musical setting
背靠背 bèi kào bèi back to back
背阔肌 bèi kuò jī latissimus dorsi muscle (back of the chest)
背离 bèi lí to depart from/to deviate from/deviation
背篓 bēi lǒu a basket carried on the back
背面 bèi miàn the back/the reverse side/the wrong side
背谬 bèi miù variant of 悖謬|悖谬[bèi miù]
背囊 bèi náng backpack/knapsack/rucksack
背逆 bēi nì to violate/to go against
背叛 bèi pàn to betray
背叛者 bèi pàn zhě traitor
背弃 bèi qì to abandon/to desert/to renounce
背气 bèi qì to stop breathing (as a medical condition)/(fig.) to pass out (in anger)/to have a stroke
背鳍 bèi qí dorsal fin
背杀 bèi shā (slang) (usu. of a woman) sb who looks stunning from behind/sb who has a great figure but not necessarily an attractive face/abbr. for 背影殺手|背影杀手[bèi yǐng shā shǒu]
背山 bèi shān with back to the mountain (favored location)
背山临水 bèi shān lín shuǐ with back to the mountain and facing the water (favored location)
背时 bèi shí outdated/out of luck
背书 bèi shū to repeat a lesson/to learn by heart/to endorse a check
背水一战 bèi shuǐ yī zhàn lit. fight with one's back to the river (idiom)/fig. to fight to win or die
背诵 bèi sòng to recite/to repeat from memory
背头 bēi tóu swept-back hairstyle
背斜 bèi xié anticline (geology)
背信 bèi xìn to break faith
背心 bèi xīn sleeveless garment (vest, waistcoat, singlet, tank top etc)/CL:件[jiàn]
背信弃义 bèi xìn qì yì breaking faith and abandoning right (idiom)/to betray/treachery/perfidy
背倚 bèi yǐ to have one's back against/to lean against/to be backed up by (a mountain etc)
背阴 bèi yīn in the shade/shady
背影 bèi yǐng rear view/figure seen from behind/view of the back (of a person or object)
背影儿 bèi yǐng er erhua variant of 背影[bèi yǐng]
背影杀手 bèi yǐng shā shǒu (slang) (usu. of a woman) sb who looks stunning from behind/sb who has a great figure but not necessarily an attractive face/abbr. to 背殺|背杀[bèi shā]
背约 bèi yuē to break an agreement/to go back on one's word/to fail to keep one's promise
背运 bèi yùn bad luck/unlucky
背债 bēi zhài to be in debt/to be saddled with debts
背着手 bèi zhe shǒu with one's hands clasped behind one's back
背转 bèi zhuǎn to turn away/to turn one's back to/(gymnastics etc) backspin
背字 bèi zì bad luck
裱背 biǎo bèi to mount a picture/also written 裱褙[biǎo bèi]
苍背山雀 cāng bèi shān què (bird species of China) cinereous tit (Parus cinereus)
笞背 chī bèi to flog or whip the back
捶背 chuí bèi to massage sb's back by pounding it lightly with one's fists
搭背 dā bèi harness pad (on draft animal)
大金背啄木鸟 dà jīn bèi zhuó mù niǎo (bird species of China) greater flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus)
刀背 dāo bèi back of the knife
倒背如流 dào bèi rú liú to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
倒背手 dào bèi shǒu with one's hands behind one's back
倒背手儿 dào bèi shǒu er erhua variant of 倒背手[dào bèi shǒu]
点背 diǎn bèi (dialect) to be out of luck
垫背 diàn bèi to serve as a sacrificial victim/to suffer for sb else/scapegoat/to share sb's fate
点儿背 diǎn er bèi (dialect) to be out of luck
点子背 diǎn zi bèi (coll.) to have a stroke of bad luck
吊带背心 diào dài bèi xīn camisole (women's garment)
断背 duàn bèi homosexual (a reference to Brokeback Mountain 斷背山|断背山[Duàn bèi Shān], a 2005 movie about a same-sex relationship)
断背山 Duàn bèi Shān Brokeback Mountain, 2005 English-language film by Ang Lee 李安[Lǐ An1]
扼喉抚背 è hóu fǔ bèi lit. to strangle the front and press the back (idiom)/fig. to occupy all key points (military)
耳背 ěr bèi to be hearing impaired
帆背潜鸭 fān bèi qián yā (bird species of China) canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
腹背相亲 fù bèi xiāng qīn to be on intimate terms with sb (idiom)
浮力调整背心 fú lì tiáo zhěng bèi xīn BCD/Buoyancy Compensation Device (diving)
弓背 gōng bèi to hunch over/to stoop/to arch one's back (upward)
勾肩搭背 gōu jiān dā bèi arms around each other's shoulders (idiom)
光背地鸫 guāng bèi dì dōng (bird species of China) plain-backed thrush (Zoothera mollissima)
龟背竹 guī bèi zhú split-leaf philodendron/Monstera deliciosa
汗背心 hàn bèi xīn tank top/sleeveless undershirt
汗流浃背 hàn liú jiā bèi to sweat profusely (idiom)/drenched in sweat
褐背地山雀 hè bèi dì shān què (bird species of China) ground tit (Pseudopodoces humilis)
褐背鹟䴗 hè bèi wēng jú (bird species of China) bar-winged flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus picatus)
黑背 hēi bèi German shepherd
黑背信天翁 hēi bèi xìn tiān wēng (bird species of China) Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis)
黑背燕尾 hēi bèi yàn wěi (bird species of China) black-backed forktail (Enicurus immaculatus)
红背伯劳 hóng bèi bó láo (bird species of China) red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio)
红背红尾鸲 hóng bèi hóng wěi qú (bird species of China) rufous-backed redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus)
红背蜘蛛 hóng bèi zhī zhū redback spider
后背 hòu bèi the back (human anatomy)/the back part of sth
虎背熊腰 hǔ bèi xióng yāo back of a tiger and waist of a bear/tough and stocky build
灰背伯劳 huī bèi bó láo (bird species of China) grey-backed shrike (Lanius tephronotus)
灰背鸫 huī bèi dōng (bird species of China) grey-backed thrush (Turdus hortulorum)
灰背椋鸟 huī bèi liáng niǎo (bird species of China) white-shouldered starling (Sturnia sinensis)
灰背鸥 huī bèi ōu (bird species of China) slaty-backed gull (Larus schistisagus)
灰背隼 huī bèi sǔn (bird species of China) merlin (Falco columbarius)
灰背燕尾 huī bèi yàn wěi (bird species of China) slaty-backed forktail (Enicurus schistaceus)
脊背 jǐ bèi back (of a human or other vertebrate)
见背 jiàn bēi (formal, tactful) (of an elder) to pass away
脚背 jiǎo bèi instep (upper surface of the foot)
教育背景 jiào yù bèi jǐng educational background
金背三趾啄木鸟 jīn bèi sān zhǐ zhuó mù niǎo (bird species of China) common flameback (Dinopium javanense)
颈背 jǐng bèi nape
捐背 juān bèi to die
靠背椅 kào bèi yǐ high-back chair
蓝背八色鸫 lán bèi bā sè dōng (bird species of China) blue-rumped pitta (Hydrornis soror)
栗背伯劳 lì bèi bó láo (bird species of China) Burmese shrike (Lanius collurioides)
栗背短翅鸫 lì bèi duǎn chì dōng (bird species of China) Gould's shortwing (Heteroxenicus stellatus)
栗背短脚鹎 lì bèi duǎn jiǎo bēi (bird species of China) chestnut bulbul (Hemixos castanonotus)
栗背奇鹛 lì bèi qí méi (bird species of China) rufous-backed sibia (Heterophasia annectans)
栗背岩鹨 lì bèi yán liù (bird species of China) maroon-backed accentor (Prunella immaculata)
历史背景 lì shǐ bèi jǐng historical background
离乡背井 lí xiāng bèi jǐng to leave one's homeplace (to find work, flee disaster etc)
露背 lòu bèi halterneck/backless (garment)
绿背姬鹟 lǜ bèi jī wēng (bird species of China) green-backed flycatcher (Ficedula elisae)
绿背林鹟 lǜ bèi lín wēng (bird species of China) fulvous-chested jungle flycatcher (Rhinomyias olivacea)
绿背山雀 lǜ bèi shān què (bird species of China) green-backed tit (Parus monticolus)
仑背 Lún bèi Lunbei or Lunpei township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县[Yún lín xiàn], Taiwan
仑背乡 Lún bèi xiāng Lunbei or Lunpei township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县[Yún lín xiàn], Taiwan
马背 mǎ bèi horseback
芒刺在背 máng cì zài bèi feeling brambles and thorns in one's back (idiom)/uneasy and nervous/to be on pins and needles
面朝黄土背朝天 miàn cháo huáng tǔ bèi cháo tiān face to the ground, back to the sky
牛背鹭 niú bèi lù (bird species of China) eastern cattle egret (Bubulcus coromandus)
弃约背盟 qì yuē bèi méng to abrogate an agreement/to break one's oath (idiom)
前胸贴后背 qián xiōng tiē hòu bèi (lit.) chest sticking to back/(fig.) famished/(of several persons) packed chest to back
敲背 qiāo bèi back-knocking massage
敲大背 qiāo dà bèi to have sex with a prostitute
敲小背 qiāo xiǎo bèi to be masturbated by a prostitute
敲中背 qiāo zhōng bèi to receive oral sex from a prostitute
手背 shǒu bèi back of the hand
手心手背都是肉 shǒu xīn shǒu bèi dōu shì ròu lit. both the palm and the back of the hand are made of flesh (idiom)/fig. to both be of equal importance/to value both equally
死背 sǐ bèi to learn by rote
死记硬背 sǐ jì yìng bèi to learn by rote/to mechanically memorize
驼背 tuó bèi hunchbacked/stooping/hunchback
驼背鲸 tuó bèi jīng humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
弯腰驼背 wān yāo tuó bèi slouch/stoop/poor posture
违背 wéi bèi to go against/to be contrary to/to violate
违信背约 wéi xìn bèi yuē in violation of contract and good faith
纹背捕蛛鸟 wén bèi bǔ zhū niǎo (bird species of China) streaked spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna)
掀背车 xiān bèi chē hatchback
相背 xiāng bèi contrary/opposite
向背 xiàng bèi to support or oppose
熊腰虎背 xióng yāo hǔ bèi waist of a bear and back of a tiger/tough and stocky build
椅背 yǐ bèi the back of a chair
朱背啄花鸟 zhū bèi zhuó huā niǎo (bird species of China) scarlet-backed flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum)
转背 zhuǎn bèi to turn one's back/to turn around/fig. change in a very short time
紫背椋鸟 zǐ bèi liáng niǎo (bird species of China) chestnut-cheeked starling (Agropsar philippensis)
紫背苇鳽 zǐ bèi wěi yán (bird species of China) von Schrenck's bittern (Ixobrychus eurhythmus)
棕背伯劳 zōng bèi bó láo (bird species of China) long-tailed shrike (Lanius schach)
棕背黑头鸫 zōng bèi hēi tóu dōng (bird species of China) Kessler's thrush (Turdus kessleri)
棕背田鸡 zōng bèi tián jī (bird species of China) black-tailed crake (Porzana bicolor)
棕背雪雀 zōng bèi xuě què (bird species of China) Blanford's snowfinch (Pyrgilauda blanfordi)
走背字 zǒu bèi zì to have bad luck
走背字儿 zǒu bèi zì er erhua variant of 走背字[zǒu bèi zì]

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