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interj. Hello! (if used for answering the phone it is pronounced in 2nd tone)
Other meanings
[wèi]   v. feed (sb); give food to (animals)
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
wèi ! nǐ jiào shén me míng zi ?
phr. Hey, what's your name?
wéi , nín hǎo ! qǐng wèn shì wáng xiáo jiě jiā ma ?
phr. (phone call) Hello? May I ask, is this Ms. Wang's home?