A very common radical made of up of 目 and 八 in the traditional character and just 4 strokes for the simplified version. While the original meaning of this radical was 'shell', these days it usually represents 'money' or 'currency'.
The following sentences contain words or phrases that use the radical (貝)
不用給小費 ( 不用給小費 )
bú yòng gěi xiǎo fèi
There's no need to give a tip
多少钱? ( 多少錢? )
How much (money) ?
我确定她卖的贝壳是海贝壳 ( 我確定她賣的貝殼是海貝殼 )
wǒ quèdìng tā mài de bèiké shì hǎibèiké
I'm sure the shells she sells are seashore shells
百货公司 ( 百貨公司 )
他不過是個賊 ( 他不過是個賊 )
tā bú guò shì gè zéi
He's nothing but a thief
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