bēi cup

Made up of [ wood; wooden radical 75, no; not; not ]
Made with 8 strokes.
Wood suggests a wooden vessel, 'bu' used to suggest phonetic

Related characters


Also uses component: bǎn (board) běn (root) cài (vegetable) cǎi (color) chá (tea) chái (firewood) chuáng (bed) gān (pole) guǒ (fruit) jī (machine) jìn (to prohibit) jìn (to prohibit) jú (tangerine) kē (of plants) lái (arrive) lǐ (plum) lí (pear) lín (forest) lóu (multi-story building) qí (board game) qín (Qin) qīn (parent) róu (soft) shā (to kill) shù (tree) shù (method) song (Song) tiáo (strip) wèi (not yet) xián (to stay idle) xiāng (each other) xiào (school) yǐ (chair) zhí (to plant) zhī (branch) zhuō (table)
Also uses component: hái (still)

Different tone

běi (north) bèi (shell)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

杯水车薪 bēi shuǐ chē xīn Not putting in enough effort to solve a problem
杯弓蛇影 bēi gōng shé yǐng Suspicious and frightened; plagued by fearful imagination. The story is of a man who was terrified by the sight of what he thought was a snake swimming in the cup of tea he was drinking. The experience made him ill and only when it was demonstrated that it was just the reflection of a bow left hanging on the wall did he recover.

Phrases

wǒ mén yào liǎng bēi kā fēi We want two cups of coffee
绿 wǒ mén hē le sì bēi lù chá We have drunk four cups of green tea