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wèi
prep. for, in the interest of; because; to; for the purpose of
Other meanings
[wéi]   v./prep. do or act; act as; become; be, mean; by (often used with 所 in a passive sentence)
    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.
EXAMPLES
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hái yào wǒ wèi nín zuò xiē shén me ma ?
phr. Is there anything else I can do for you?
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wèi dà jiā de jiàn kāng gān bēi !
phr. Drink to everyone's health!
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wéi ... qǐ jiàn
phr. for the purpose of; (something) being the motive or purpose
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tā wèi nà běn qī kān tí cí
phr. He wrote an inscription for that magazine.
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wèi ... ér ...
phr. do...in order to..., do...for the sake of...
nǚ wèi yuè jí zhě róng
idiom. A girl will dress herself up for him who loves her.
wǒ wèi nǐ jiāo ào
phr. I'm proud of you
bù zú wèi wài rén dào
phr. not worth saying to outsiders
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dà jiā dōu wèi zhè jiàn shì gǎn dào gāo xìng .
phr. Everyone is happy for this event.