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Meaning of 为

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(Trad.: 為, 爲)
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  • Pinyin: wèi

    English Definition: because of; for; to; variant of , because of; for; to
    Chinese Definition:
    ①替,给:为民请命。为虎作伥。为国捐躯。
    ②表目的:为了。为何。
    ③对,向:不足为外人道。
    ④帮助,卫护。

    Example Words:
    因为 [ yīn wèi ]: because; owing to; on account of
    为什么 [ wèi shén me ]: why?; for what reason?
    为了 [ wèi le ]: in order to; for the purpose of; so as to
    为此 [ wèi ]: for this reason; with regards to this; in this respect; in order to do this; to this end
    为着 [ wèi zhe ]: in order to; because of; for the sake of
  • Pinyin: wéi

    English Definition: as (in the capacity of); to take sth as; to act as; to serve as; to behave as; to become; to be; to do; by (in the passive voice); variant of ; as (i.e. in the capacity of); to take sth as; to act as; to serve as; to behave as; to become; to be; to do
    Chinese Definition:
    ①音节助词,无实在意义。[例]相为应答。——明·归有光《项脊轩志》。
    ②另见wèi。[例]相为倚伏。——明·刘基《诚意伯刘文成公文集》。

    Example Words:
    认为 [ rèn wéi ]: to believe; to think; to consider; to feel
    成为 [ chéng wéi ]: to become; to turn into
    以为 [ wéi ]: to think (i.e. to take it to be true that ...) (Usually there is an implication that the notion is mistaken – except when expressing one's own current opinion.)
    作为 [ zuò wéi ]: one's conduct; deed; activity; accomplishment; achievement; to act as; as (in the capacity of); qua; to view as; to look upon (sth as); to take sth to be
    行为 [ xíng wéi ]: action; conduct; behavior; activity
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