Meaning of 苇

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(Trad.: 葦)
Pinyin: wěi
English Definition: reed; rush; Phragmites communis
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ wéi ] tanned leather; surname
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Example Words
芦苇 wěi reed
苇席 wěi reed mat
苇箔 wěi reed matting; reed screen
水蒲苇莺 shuǐ wěi yīng (bird species of China) sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
远东苇莺 yuǎn dōng wěi yīng (bird species of China) Manchurian reed warbler (Acrocephalus tangorum)
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Example Sentences
Wei has known this for a long time, so he sits here right on through the afternoon and evening.
Does it represent Yeats's own early cultural nationalism and the work represented in The Wind Among the Reeds and other early poems?
A 1998 paper by scientist Andrew Wakefield reported a connection between vaccinations and autism in children. The report set off a vaccination scare that lasts to this day.
In War and Soldier, a Japanese best-seller about the war in China, Ashihei Hino says in describing a defeat: "I actually put my revolver to my head.
This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new.