surname Bei
cowrie / shellfish / currency (archaic)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a crab. In the Eiffel Tower's bathroom (ei4), the Neanderthal man (人) and Beelzebub (b) are fighting a crab with staplers (⺆), but because the Neanderthal man (人) can't handle the stapler he accidentally staples himself in the forehead.

贝 character breakdown

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 13), occurring in 用[yong4], 同[tong2], 網|网[wang3] etc, referred to as 同字框[tong2 zi4 kuang4]

= + : Kind of looks like a map. Zeus found a secret map that tells the location of a golden dinosaur bone in front of the engine, so he took a plough and digged up everything. He actually found a couple of dinosaur bones, but not a golden one.
Variant of 冂, but the left stroke is 丿, not 丨

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: ⺆ looks like a staple, as used in a stapler.

Zeus (ju) wants to plant bananas (丿) in front of the engine ((e)ng1). He uses a plow (㇆) to dig up the earth and puts the bananas inside. To prevent the bananas from falling down, he staples them down with a stapler (⺆).
person; people / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: Neanderthal Man (人). Robinson Crusoe (r-) is looking for snacks in the encampment's kitchen (-en2) when he suddenly spots Neanderthal Man (人). Neanderthal Man offers him a banana (丿), but Robinson Crusoe doesn't trust the present and pokes it with a finger (㇏).

Characters with 贝 as component

expensive / noble / precious / (honorific) your

= + + : Mnemonic symbol: a treasure chest. Gitta Giraffe (gu) and the crab (贝) found a treasure chest (贵) in the Eiffel Tower's bathroom (ei4). Inside of the chest they found a very precious dart board (中) and flutes (一) made out of gold; they mistake the flutes for darts and play a game of darts throwing the flutes at the very expensive (贵) dart board.
page / leaf

= + : It's just too hot in Greece for the crab, so it wants to return to the ocean. Inside of the elevator's bathroom, Maud Younger helps it to do so. The plan is to just flush it down the toilet. The toilet is operated with the help of wind power, but there's no wind today. Maud Younger makes short work, grabs to sheets of paper and waves them towards the wind wheel until it turns really quickly. Finally the crab can return home.

= + : mnemonic symbol: a sheet of paper.
duty / responsibility / to reproach / to blame

= + : Zorro and the crab started a party in the elevator's kitchen. They wear funny hats and have lots of booze, but they are responsible drinkers and know when they have had enough.
to pierce through / to pass through / to be stringed together / string of 1000 cash

= + : Gitta Giraffe (gu) and the crab (贝) are preparing emergency floats in the anthill's bathroom (an4). They are stringing together (贯) thousands crosses and put them into wooden boxes (毌). Later they want to ship it to the Mediterranean to help anyone who is in distrees at sea.
person / employee / member

= + : Mnemonic symbol from 服务员, a waiter.

= + : Yu the Great and a crab are having dinner just inside the anthill's kitchen. They ordered mandarins, and the waiter serves them.
to compete / competition / match / to surpass / better than / superior to / to excel

= + + + : Socrates (s) and the crab (贝) are competing in a competition (赛) in the airplane's bathroom (ai4). The competition is about stacking wells (井) as high as possible. After time's up, Socrates is the clear winner. He climbs the winner's pedestal (丌) and receives a honorary PhD and thus a graduation cap (宀).
resources / capital / to provide / to supply / to support / money / expense

= + : Zorro (z) has become a real capitalist (资). In front of the space station (Ø1) he locked a crab (贝) into a cube (次). Whenever he throws organic waste into the cube, the crab is so furious that it cuts the carbage to really small pieces and throws it out. Zorro then collects the cut garbage and sells it as organic fertilizer.
to cost / to spend / fee / wasteful / expenses

= + : Frankenstein's monster finds that here is a crab in a woven basket for sale in the Eiffel Tower's bathroom. He feels sorry for the crab, spends a lot of money to purchase it and releases it into freedom.
surname Fei
to bear / to carry (on one's back) / to turn one's back on / to be defeated / negative (math. etc)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: an opossum (负鼠) who carries her babies on her back.

A few pals practice their cosplay on the space station's bathroom. They want to reenact the town musicians of Bremen, and so Frieda Fuchs stands at the bottom, the crab is on top of Frieda, the crane is on top of the crab, the opossum is on top of the crane, and the opossum carries her babies on her back.
to beat / to win / to profit

= 𣎆 + : In the engine's kitchen ((e)ng2) Maud Younger (y), a shorthair cat (𣎆) and a crab (贝) are settling for who has to pay the entrance fee. They decide to play a game of paper scissors rock but since the crab can only do scissors it looses and the others win (赢).
(conjunction used to express contrast with a previous clause) but / then / standard / norm / principle / to imitate / to follow / classifier for written items

= + : Mnemonic symbol: 武则天 (Wu Zetian), the only female emperor of China in more than four millennia. It makes sense because for sure she wrote many official statements, for which 则 is the classifier.

= + : Just inside the elevator's kitchen, Zorro found a crab. He already has a kitchen knife in his hand and wants to kill and eat the crab, but Wu Zetian quickly writes an official rule that forbids the eating of crabs, much to Zorro's disappointment.
(literary) (conjunction used to express contrast with a previous clause) but; then / (bound form) standard; norm / (bound form) principle / (literary) to imitate; to follow / classifier for written items
to defeat / to damage / to lose (to an opponent) / to fail / to wither

= + : Beelzebub threatens to hurt a crab with a sledgehammer should it not obey in the airplane's bathroom. The crab has no option but to declare defeat and obey Beelzebub's orders.
money / wealth / riches / property / valuables

= + : The King of Chu found a big money bag in the airplane's kitchen, but he knows that there is no free lunch. Carefully, he scans the content of the bag with his X-ray power vision, and inside the bag, he finds a crab waiting to strike on its prey.
goods / money / commodity / CL:個|个[ge4]

= + : Helga Horse (hu) is using a transformer (化) to roast crabs (贝) in the observatory's bathroom (o4). Later she wants to sell the roasted crabs (货) as commodity (货) for money (货).
variant of 讚|赞[zan4]

= + : The two FLOTUS (兟) visit Zorro (z) in the anthill's bathroom (an4) and as they see that he lost his rapier and has to fight with a crab (贝) as a weapon instead, they decide instantaneously to become his patrons (赞) and to pay him $1 for each defeated villain.
variant of 贊|赞[zan4] / to praise

= + : The two FLOTUS (兟) visit Zorro (z) in the anthill's bathroom (an4) and as they see that he lost his rapier and has to fight with a crab (贝) as a weapon instead, they decide instantaneously to become his patrons (赞) and to pay him $1 for each defeated villain.

Words with 贝

Halle Berry (1966-), US actress
conpoy / dried scallop
Hulunbuir prefecture-level city in Inner Mongolia
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 馬克·吐溫|马克·吐温[Ma3 ke4 · Tu3 wen1]
Habel, Haber or Hubbell (name) / Harbel (town in Liberia)
Jürgen Habermas (1929-), German social philosopher
tempeh (loanword)
see 天貝|天贝[tian1 bei4]
kapok (Ceiba pentandra)
Hulunbuir prefecture-level city in Inner Mongolia

Sentences with 贝