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被 bèi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

被 (bèi) English Meaning

  • quilt
  • by
  • (indicates passive-voice clauses)
  • (literary) to cover
  • to meet with

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 狗被车撞了。
    Gǒu bèi chē zhuàngle.
    The dog was hit by a car.
  • 她被车撞了。
    Tā bèi chē zhuàngle.
    She was hit by a car.
  • 他被车辗过了。
    Tā bèi chē niǎnguòle.
    He was run over by a car.
  • 湖被树木环绕。
    Hú bèi shùmù huánrào.
    The lake is encircled by trees.
  • 他被批准早退。
    Tā bèi pīzhǔn zǎotuì.
    He was granted permission to leave early.
  • 他被同学欺负。
    Tā bèi tóngxué qīfù.
    He was made fun of by his classmates.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 bei
  • 衤 (yi): cloth
  • 皮 (pí): skin

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 被

HSK 3 Word List

  • 被(bèi): by (indicates passive-voice sentences or clauses); quilt; to cover (literary)

HSK 5 Word List

  • 被子(bèi zi): quilt; CL: 床(chuáng)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 被动(bèi dòng): passive (not taking initiative)
  • 被告(bèi gào): defendant
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