Meaning and pronunciation of 喂

Simplified/traditional character



  • hello (when answering the phone)

HSK levels


  • (kǒu): mouth
  • (tián): field
  • (shì): clan
  • (wèi): to fear;

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : because of; for; to;
  • : position; location; place; seat; classifier for people (honorific); classifier for binary bits (e.g. 十六位 16-bit or 2 bytes);
  • : to guard; to protect; to defend; abbr. for 衛生|卫生, hygiene; health; abbr. for 衛生間|卫生间, toilet;
  • : taste; smell; classifier for drugs (in TCM);
  • : to comfort; to console; to reassure;
  • : not yet; did not; have not; not; 8th earthly branch: 1-3 p.m., 6th solar month (7th July-6th August), year of the Sheep;
  • : to fear;
  • : stomach; CL:個|个[ge4];
  • : luxuriant; colourful
  • : to speak; to say; to name; to designate; meaning; sense;

Sentences examples with 喂

  • 喂?你请说话!
    Wèi? Nǐ qǐng shuōhuà!
  • 喂,李老师在吗?
    Wèi, lǐ lǎoshī zài ma?

Words containing 喂, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (wéi): hello (interj., esp. on telephone); hey

HSK 6 vocabulary list

  • (wèi): to feed (sb or some animal)