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English Definitionbecause of; for; to
See alsowéi as (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)
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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Pinyinwèi
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)wai6
Part of Speech(介) preposition
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3

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Words With Same Head Word    
为了wèilein order to; for the purpose of; so as to
为什么wèi shénmewhy?; for what reason?
为何wèihéwhy
为人wèirénfor somebody; for others' interest
为啥wèishádialectal equivalent of 为什么
Words With Same Tail Word    
因为yīnwèibecause; owing to; on account of
特为tèwèifor a specific purpose; specially
犍为qiánwèiQianwei county in Leshan 乐山, Sichuan
围长为wéi cháng wèigirt
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