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English Definitionin order to; for the purpose of; so as to
Simplified Script为了
Traditional Script為了
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄨㄟˋ ㄌㄜ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)wai6liu5
Part of Speech(连) conjunction, (介) preposition, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
wèibecause of; for; to
le(modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
为什么wèi shénmewhy?; for what reason?
为人wèirénfor somebody; for others' interest
为啥wèishádialectal equivalent of 为什么
为此wèicǐfor this reason; with regards to this; in this respect; in order to do this; to this end
Words With Same Tail Word    
算了suànlelet it be; let it pass; forget about it
极了jíleextremely; exceedingly
对了duìleCorrect!; Oh, that's right, ... (when one suddenly remembers something one wanted to mention); Oh, by the way, ...
除了chúlebesides; apart from (... also...); in addition to; except (for)
罢了bàlea modal particle indicating (that's all, only, nothing much)
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