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wéi
v./prep. do or act; act as; become; be, mean; by (often used with in a passive sentence)
Other meanings
[wèi]   prep. for, in the interest of; because; to; for the purpose of
    dot stroke; dot radical (is not an independent character) (for )
    Fire (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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.
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wéi rén
n./v. behavior; conduct; to conduct or behave
zuò wéi
v. be as, act as
wèi néng yuán duǎn quē suǒ kùn rǎo
phr. be nagged by the shortage of energy
gǎi wéi
v. change into
píng wéi
v. elect as, choose as, consider as
bù wéi rén zhī
adj. not known to anyone, unknown
dà yǒu zuò wéi
idiom. be able to develop ability to the fullest
míng wéi
v. named; with the name of
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zhè gè gù shì wéi shì rén chuán sòng
phr. The story is read with admiration by people all over the world.
hé èr wéi yī
phr. become one, roll into one, unite as one
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yì bǎi shì jīn wéi yí dàn
phr. One hundred jin equals one dan.
huà wéi wū yǒu
idiom. come to nothing, dissolve (vanish; disappear) into thin air, disappear suddenly
bù wéi suǒ dòng
phr. not to be attracted or swayed, to remain unmoved