为 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified character
Traditional character

为 in English

wèi

  • because of
  • for
  • to

HSK levels


Components

  • (zhǔ): stroke
  • (lì): force
  • (zhǔ): stroke

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : 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);
  • : hello (when answering the phone);
  • : military officer;
  • : a wide room;
  • : 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;
  • : the Wei River in Shaanxi through the Guanzhong 關中|关中 plain;
  • : for
  • : radiance of fire;
  • : hedgehog (family Erinaceidae);
  • : to fear;
  • : bird net;
  • : stomach; CL:個|个[ge4];
  • : luxuriant; colourful
  • : weedy;
  • : guard
  • : guard
  • : collar;
  • : to exaggerate; incredible;
  • : to speak; to say; to name; to designate; meaning; sense;
  • : to exaggerate; to fabricate; falsehood;
  • : rising of clouds;
  • : tower over a palace gateway (old);

Sentences examples with 为

  • 为什么要帮助你?
    Wèishéme yào bāngzhù nǐ?
  • 你为什么不喝点儿水呢?
    Nǐ wèishéme bù hē diǎn er shuǐ ne?
  • 为了准备考试,他每天都学习到很晚。
    Wèile zhǔnbèi kǎoshì, tā měitiān dū xuéxí dào hěn wǎn.
  • 因为……下雨了,因为……我没去跑步。
    Yīnwèi……xià yǔle, yīnwèi……wǒ méi qù pǎobù.
  • 我在为考试做准备。
    Wǒ zài wèi kǎoshì zuò zhǔnbèi.

Words containing 为, by HSK level