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English Definitionuntil; (used in combination with words like or in constructs of the form 到...為止...为止)
Traditional Script為止
Simplified Script为止
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄨㄟˊ ㄓˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)wai4zi2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=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)
zhǐto stop; to prohibit; until; only

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
為難wéinánto feel embarrassed or awkward; to make things difficult (for someone); to find things difficult (to do or manage)
為首wéishǒuhead; be headed by
為主wéizhǔto rely mainly on; to attach most importance to
為期wéiqī(to be done) by (a certain date); lasting (a certain time)
為生wéishēngto make a living
Words With Same Tail Word    
防止fángzhǐto prevent; to guard against; to take precautions
禁止jìnzhǐto prohibit; to forbid; to ban
停止tíngzhǐto stop; to halt; to cease
阻止zǔzhǐto prevent; to block
制止zhìzhǐto curb; to put a stop to; to stop; to check; to limit
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