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为 (為) wéi wèi

  1. wèi preposition for / to
    Domain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Cause 原因
    Notes: (ABC 'wèi' 为 cons; NCCED '为' wèi 2)
  2. wèi preposition because of
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (ABC 'wèi' 为 co 1; NCCED '为' wèi 4)
  3. wéi verb to act as / to serve
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (ABC 'wéi' 为 v 2; NCCED 1 '为' wéi 2)
  4. wéi verb to change into / to become
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (ABC 'wéi' 为 v 3; NCCED 1 '为' wéi 3)
  5. wéi verb to be / is
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: A copula in literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 20)
  6. wéi verb to do
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (ABC 'wéi' 为 v 1; NCCED 1 '为' wéi 1)
  7. wèi preposition for
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (NCCED '为' wèi 3)
  8. wèi preposition to
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '为' wèi 5)
  9. wéi preposition in a passive construction
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (NCCED 2 '为' wéi)
  10. wéi particle forming a rehetorical question
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (NCCED 3 '为' wéi)
  11. wéi suffix forming an adverb
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: After a single character adjective (ABC 'wéi' 为 s 1; NCCED 4 '为' wéi 1)
  12. wéi suffix to add emphasis
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: After a single character adjective (ABC 'wéi' 为 s 2; NCCED 4 '为' wéi 1)
  13. wèi verb to support / to help
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (ABC 'wèi' 为 v 1; NCCED '为' wèi 1)
  14. wéi verb to govern
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (ABC 'wéi' 为 v 4)

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行为成为为此因为认为列为为期作为软件作为服务视为为何以为分为为什么为了到_为止_为生相依为命为人为难为首为止大有可为人为无能为力无所作为甚为较为康有为尽力而为一言为定自以为是一分为二与人为善胡作非为变为更为为的是走为上策改为略为无为迄今为止为时为主引以为傲即为极为颇为为己为他

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《漢興以來將相名臣年表》 Yearly Table of Statesmen, Generals and Officials since the Han Dynasty's Founding 209
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《衛將軍驃騎列傳》 Biography of Cavalry General Wei 162
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖功臣侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises in the Time of Gaozu 156
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《酷吏列傳》 Biographies of Cruel Officials 155
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 137
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 133
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu 131
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《楚世家》 House of Chu 127
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《天官書》 Astronomy 127
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《建元以來侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises since the Jianyuan Period 124

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创作加勒比地区 文学 Literature - Fragment b (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
杭州政协外交协会理事 文学 Literature - Fragment f (2016-02-04) in Media articles 2
猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment c (2016-01-30) in Media articles 1
玉帝猴子没有功劳理由 猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment d (2016-01-30) in Media articles 1
展示中国现代当代艺术家作品重点国家造型艺术博物馆 中国美术馆 China National Art Gallery - Fragment a (2015-12-25) in Media articles 2
因为明白这些并非糟蹋 Luotuo Xiangzi 《骆驼祥子》 in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 1
可是避免淘汰 Teahouse - Act II (Part) 《茶馆》 第二幕 (部分) in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 1
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 12
不同 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 5
使 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 22
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 10
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 36
後者 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 54
祿以是 《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 35
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 17
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 30
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 9
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 49
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 15
孫叔敖嬰兒 Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 3
晏子 Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 9
Selections from Han Feizi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
苟得 Selections from Mencius in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 13
《釋言》 Explanation of Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 9
《釋親》 Explanation of Family Relations in Er Ya 《爾雅》 88
《釋宮》 Explanation of the Court in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
《釋天》 Explanation of Heaven in Er Ya 《爾雅》 48