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English Definitionhead; be headed by
Simplified Script为首
Traditional Script為首
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄨㄟˊ ㄕㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)wai4sau2
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
wéias (in the capacity of); to take something as; to act as; to serve as; to behave as; to become; to be; to do; by (in the passive voice)
shǒuhead; chief; first (occasion, thing etc); measure word for poems, songs, etc.

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
为止wéizhǐuntil; (used in combination with words like or in constructs of the form 到...为止...为止)
为难wéinánto feel embarrassed or awkward; to make things difficult (for someone); to find things difficult (to do or manage)
为主wéizhǔto rely mainly on; to attach most importance to
为期wéiqī(to be done) by (a certain date); lasting (a certain time)
为生wéishēngto make a living
Words With Same Tail Word    
元首yuánshǒuhead of state
上首shàngshǒuseat of honor; first place
俯首fǔshǒuto bend one's head
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