Definition of 被

  • incur
  • cover
  • veil
  • brood over
  • shelter
  • wear
  • put on
  • be exposed (film)
  • receiving


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • こうむ
  • おお
  • かぶ
  • かぶせる

Popular Words With This Kanji

被告, ひこく

defendant, the accused

被害, ひがい

(suffering) damage, injury, harm

被害者, ひがいしゃ

victim, injured party, sufferer

被爆, ひばく

being bombed, being A-bombed, being nuked, being exposed to radiation (from an atomic blast)

覆う, 被う, 掩う, 蔽う, 蓋う, おおう

to cover, to hide, to conceal, to wrap, to disguise

被災, ひさい

being a victim of (some disaster), suffering from

被告人, ひこくにん

accused, defendant, prisoner at the bar

被る, 冠る, かぶる, かむる

to put on (one's head), to wear, to have on, to pull over (one's head), to crown (oneself), to be covered with (dust, snow, etc.), to pour (water, etc.) on oneself, to dash on oneself, to ship water, to bear (e.g. someone's debts, faults, etc.), to take (blame), to assume (responsibility), to shoulder (burden), to overlap (e.g. sound or color), to be similar, to be redundant, to be fogged (due to overexposure, etc.), to close, to come to an end, to get a full house, to sell out, to blunder, to bungle, to fail, to be deceived

被, ひ

indicates the target of an activity, -ee (e.g. employee, examinee, trustee)

被曝, 被ばく, ひばく

being exposed to radiation, radiation exposure

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