贝 bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell
Alternative traditional form
of character: 貝
NotePicture of a cowrie shell which was in ancient times used as a currency, it has thus become associated with anything expensive
Number of strokes 4
Index 154 used in: 贵 guì (precious)
; 贞 zhēn (chaste)
; 贫 pín (poor)
; 贴 tiē (to stick)
; 赏 shǎng (to hand down)
Different tone杯 bēi (cup)
北 běi (north)
Stroke order for character 贝, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
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