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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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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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Chinese[edit]

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trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (為), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 云 (35)
Final: 支
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 薳支切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦiuᴇ/ /wie̯/ /ɣiue/ /ɦʷiɛ/ /ɦwiə̆/ /ɣǐwe/ /ɣjuɛ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
wéi ‹ hjwe › /*ɢʷaj {*ɢʷ(r)aj}/ make, do, act as

Verb[edit]

  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.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

  1. because of; for; to

Compounds[edit]