胡為

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See also: 胡为

Chinese[edit]

barbarian; recklessly; surname
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
trad. (胡為)
simp. (胡为)

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

胡為

  1. to act like a bully; to act recklessly

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]



BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
wèi
Middle
Chinese
‹ hu › ‹ hjweH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ɡ]ˁa/ /*ɢʷ(r)aj-s/
English foreigners in the north for, because

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter–Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/2
No. 4255
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɡaː/ /*ɢʷals/

Pronoun[edit]

胡為

  1. (literary) why; how
    Synonym: 為什麼为什么 (wèishénme)