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Cognate with German bei
- IPA: [bi˨]
- at (+dative)
Cognate with English bee
- IPA: [bi˦]
|Root singular||Root plural||Diminutive singular||Diminutive plural|
- Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.
- A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, biē, bié, biě, or biè.
English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
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