Chinese Symbols and Meanings B

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter B.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. BA, BE, BI etc.

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Ba

Babble, babies crying, (lie3), grin
Baby, doll
Baby, infant, child
Bad, wicked, evil
Badge, insignia
Badger, badger like animal, name of a wild tribe
Bag, sack, purse, case, embrace, include
Bag, valise
Bag, leather bag
Bait, entice, dumplings
Bake, roast, dry by fire
Bake, cake, brand, branding iron, flat iron
Bake, stew, simmer, burn in ashes, smoke, roast
adjust/ Balance, mix, blend, harmonize, unify, mediate, recuperate, (diao4), lure, recall, transfer
Balance, scales, steelyard
Bald, shave head
Ball, sphere, globe, Earth, planet earth
Bamboo, bamboo shoots, bamboo sprouts
Bandit, rebel, gangster, brigand, robber, not
Bangs, hair bangs, fashionable, mane
Bangs, forelocks
Banner, flag, signal
Banter, cheer, accompany, play an intrument
Bare, naked, nude
Bare, leave uncovered
Barely, just, only, merely
Barley, make, seek, get
Barren, thin, emaciated
Barrier, gate
Bask, sun bathe, enjoy the sun, be outdoors in the sun
Basket, basket, (made of bamboo)
Basket for carrying earth or soil
Basket, chest
bamboo Basket
Basket, pan, bed pan
Basket, bamboo food basket
bamboo Basket
Basket, bamboo basket
Bath, wash, bathe
Bath, wash, bathe
Bathe, clean, wash hair
Battle, fight, war
Battle, fight, war, weaponry
Battle, wrestle, combat, fight, seize, beat
Battlement, beacon mound
Bay, gulf, Taiwan
Bay, deep bay, cover, harbor, Macao, Australia

Be

Beach, shore
Beacon, signal, smoke, fire, signal fire, smoke signal
Beak, bill, snout, mouth
Beam, rafter
Bean, peas, bean curd, sacrificial vessel
Bean, pulse
Bear, panda, bright, brilliant, blazing
Beard, mustache, whiskers
Beard, whiskers
Beard, whiskers, mustache
Beast, monster, four legged animal
Beat, attack
Beat, hit, strike
Beat, strike, attack
Beat Drum, rub, grind, use mortar and pestle
Beautiful, lovely, son in law, niece
Beautiful, someone or something beautiful
Beautiful, seductive
Beauty, imperial concubine
for, and so, Because, for this reason, for the sake of, (wei2), act, manage, handle
Because Of, cause, reason, therefore, accordingly, it follows
Bed, couch, chassis, framework, (牀)
Bee, wasp, honey
Beg, ask for, demand, discuss, quell
Beg, ask, center, conclude
Beg for alms, to beg, beggar
Beg, ask, request
Beginning, primary, primative, basic, first, initial, early, junior
Behead, cut, chop, sever
Belch, vomit
Bell, clock, time, hour, o'clock
Bell, door bell, alarm, ringer
Bells hung on a horse
Belly, tripe (belly lining)
Belly, stomach, abdomen
Belly Button, crustacean abdominal area
Belly Fat, fertile, rich
Below, beneath, after, down, end, under, finish, inferior, get down, get off
Belt, band, loop
Bench, stool
Bend, stoop, crouch, yield
Bend, twist, raise a hand
Benefit, make use of, advantage, profit, merit, gain, interest, fortune, wealth
Benefit, profit, advantage
Benefit, favor, patronize, kind, benevolent, gracious, humane, humanitarian efforts
Bent, curved, crooked, flex, bend, wrong, tune, song
Bent, crooked, in the wrong
Bent, crooked, seem as if
Beryllium, needle, sword, large knife
Bet, gamble, take a risk
Betel Nut, areca
Better Than, excel, victory

Bi

Biased, out of the way, uncommon
Biased, one sided, argue
Bier, coffin (with corpse)
Big, huge, great, large, important, adult, senior, (dai4), doctor, high official
Bin, basket, basket or bin for grain
Bind, taut
Bird, radical 196
Birdswallow, peking
Bird, jackdaw
Bird, giant bird
Bird Callcall of a bird, seek friendship
Birth, bear children, boast, increase
Birth, give birth, agreeable, complacent
Bit, bridle
Bite, gnaw, chew, nip
Bite, gnaw, snap at, devour
Bite, chew
Bite, hold with teeth

Bl

Black, dark, evil, sinister
Black, dark green
Black Silk, Buddhist
Blacken, dishonor, defile, corrupt, soiled
Bladder, fish air bladder
Blame, reproach, duty, responsibility
Blame, ridicule, reproach, mock
Bleating sound of deer
Blemish, flaw, defect
Blemish, fault, flaw in a gem
Blemish, stain, defect, flaw
Bless, protect
Bless, blessing, happiness, the throne
Blind, reckless, heedless, rash
Block, obstruct, hinder, deter
Block of stone
Block of wood
Blood, radical 143
Blood Relation, child, affection
Blow, puff, blast, boast, brag
Blow, float, drift, waft, flutter, light, airy, sea voyage, driven, wonder, violent wind, whirlwind, cyclone
Blow, scrape
Blowing Wind, sound of wind
Blue, indigo, indigo plant
Blue, green, azure, jasper, jade
Blue, green, cold, vast
Blunt, dull, dim witted, stupid
Blurt out, cry, shout, make an uproar
Blush, embarassed
Blush, turn red

Bo

Boast, brag, exaggerate, flaunt
Boast, brag, make known, flatter
Boast, exagerate
Boat, vessel, craft
Boat, small boat
Boats, boats fastened together
Body, unit, group, class
Body, self, in person, torso
Body, unit, group, class
Bogus, (same as 雁 wild goose)
Boil, rolling, roll, turn, rotate, rolling, torrential, billowing
Boil, cook, stew
Boil, stew, endure, suffer, bear, torture
Boil, gush, bubble
Boil, parboil
Boisterous, noise, clamor
Bold, upright, strong
Bolt, latch, crossbar
Bomb, explosion, hit, strike, rumble
Bonesbone, skeleton, framework, frame
Bones, skeleton, shin bones
Bonus, give bonus, entertain victorious soldiers
Book, letter, document, note, writing
Boom, mast, yard arm
Border, edge, boundary, between, among, while, juncture, interval
Border, dike, frontier
Border, connect, adjoin, help, assist
Bored Of, sticky, greasy
Boss, owner
Bottle, vase, pitcher, container
Bottom, underside, base, background
ball/bullet/ Bounce, shot, shell, bomb, (tan2), rebound, elastic, snap (fingers), pluck, play
Boundary, scope, limit, circle, world
Boundary, border, frontier, limits, area, region
Boundary, border, frontier, limits
Boundary, fence, barrier, border, edge, state
Boundary, bank, limits
Boundary, border, frontier
Boundary, border, frontier, patrol
Boundary, mix water with clay
Boundless, great, expansive, agitated
Bouquet of flowers, ear
Bow, salute, worship, visit, salutation, pay respect
Bow, curved, arched, bent, radical 57
Bow, kowtow, (ji1), inspect, investigate, examine
Bow Case, sheath, scabbard, cover
Bowl, basin, pot
Bowl, basin, dish, pot, abundant, plentiful, rich
Bowl, cup, small tray
Box, trunk, chest
Box, case, coffer
Box, chest, casket
Box, receptacle, misfortune, radical 17
Box, case, basket, radical 22

Br

Bracelet, armband, small bell
Brag, boast, show off
Braid, queue, plait
Brake, brake pads
Brave, virtuous, good, charitable, kind
Brave, courageous
Brave, bright, shining
Brave, cautious, sad
Break, split, cleave, damage, wear out
Break, smash
Break, tear
Break, tear, pierce, split, analyze, thumb
Break Contact, reject, retire, discard, dismiss, get rid of, abandon
Brew, ferment
Bribe, gift
Brick, block, tile
Bridge, beam, crosspieces
Bridge, house beams,
Bridle, hold in mouth, harbor
Bright, clear, light, understand, Ming Dynasty
Bright, brilliant, rotten, worn out, spoiled, decayed, overcooked
Bright, shining, glittery, lusterous, luminous, brilliant, shining
Bright, luminous, evident, clear, prominent, obvious
Bright, dazzling, briliant
Bright, brilliant
Bright, radiant, glowing, inspire awe
Bright light, dazzling, sun light
Bright, luminous, clear, white
Bright, luminous
Bright, luminous, glorious
Bright, brilliant, shining, elegant
Bright, long day, extended, clear
Bright, brilliant, illuminate, shine
Bright, white, brilliant, clear
Bright, glorious, spendid, blaze, flame
Bright, luminous, white
Bright, shining, splendid
Brilliant, bright, resplendent, vivid, illuminating, bright
Brilliant, shining (gems)
Brilliant, bright, glorious
Bring, select, take, carry
Brittle, crisp, fine fur
Broad, wide, spacious, vast, comfortable, lenient, loose, tolerant, relaxed, forgiving, forgive
Broad, wide, rich, ample
Broad, wide, open, empty
Broadcast, propogate, promulgate, sow, spread
Brocade, embroidery, brilliant, beautiful, bright
Broken Thread, ripped seam, blossom
Brook, stream, drop, trickles, modicom
Broom, comet
Brother, younger brother
Brother, older brother
Brother, elder brother
Brush, pen, pencil, write, compose, MW for sums of money
Brush, swipe, sweep, clean, wipe
Brush, sweep, whisk, dust, duster, expel, drive away
Brush, gather, collect, drag, pull, solicit, hug, embrace

Bu

Buck, throw a rider
Bucket, water bucket for irrigation
Bucket, basket
Bud, unopened flower
Bud, spout, produce, conceive, think of
Buddhist, sanskrit
Build, construct, erect
Bunch, tie together, sleep, doze off, tired, sleepy
Burden, carry, shoulder, bear, undertake, be responsible for
MW, measure word for games, situation/circumstance/office, Bureau, tight, narrow
Burn, combust, consume
Burn, incinerate, cremate, toast
Burn, broil, cauterize, brilliant, bright
Burnt, scorced, worried, concerned, anxious
Bury, hide, conceal, blame
Bury, inter
Bury, grave, tombstone, cut, engrave
Bury, place coffin in grave
Bury, sacrifice
Bushy, weedy, undergrowth, rude, uncultured, impolite,
Busy, pressed for time
But, yet, however, only, but, merely, still
Buttocks, sacrum, base of spine
Button, switch
Buy, purchase, hire
Buy, sell, inferior quality
Buy, credit, buy on credit

By

cover/ By/they, quilt, blanket, wear, (passive voice), be acted upon

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