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English Definitionas (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)
See alsowèi because of; for; to
wéi variant of ; as (i.e. in the capacity of); to take something as; to act as; to serve as; to behave as; to become; to be; to do (from traditional character )
wèi variant of , because of; for; to (from traditional character )
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Pinyinwéi
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄨㄟˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)wai4
Part of Speech(动) verb, (介) preposition
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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)
为首wéishǒuhead; be headed by
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)
Words With Same Tail Word    
认为rènwéito believe; to think; to consider; to feel
以为yǐwéito believe; to think; to consider; to be under the impression
成为chéngwéito become; to turn into
作为zuòwéione's conduct; deed; activity; accomplishment; achievement; to act as; as (in the capacity of); qua; to view as; to look upon (something as); to take something to be
行为xíngwéiaction; conduct; behavior; activity
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