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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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simpl.
trad.

Han character[edit]

(radical 3 +3, 4 strokes, cangjie input 戈大尸戈 (IKSI), four-corner 34027)

  1. do, handle, govern, act
  2. be

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping wai4, wai6, Yale wai4, wai6)

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin wéi (wei2), wèi (wei4), Wade-Giles wei2, wei4)

Compounds[edit]

Preposition[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin wèi, traditional )

  1. because of; for; to

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin wéi, traditional )

  1. as (in the capacity of); to take something as; to act as; to serve as; to behave as; to become; to be; to do
    • John 1.7
      这人来,要作见证,就是为光作见证,叫众人因他可以信。
      Zhè rén lái, 'wèi yào zuò jiànzhèng, jiùshì wèi guāng zuò jiànzhèng, jiào zhòngrén yīn tā kĕyǐ xìn.
      The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

Phrase[edit]

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