Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

为 (為) wéi wèi

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

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 367
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷十七下 本紀第十七下: 文宗下 Volume 17 Annals 17: Wenzong 2 355
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷六十一    表第一   宰相上 Volume 61 Tables 1: Chancellors 1 353
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十 志第二十: 地理三 Volume 40 Treatises 20: Geography 3 351
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十一 志第二十一: 地理四 Volume 41 Treatises 21: Geography 4 343
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷17 志第12 律曆中 Volume 17 Treatises 12: Measures and the Calendar 2 337
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 336
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十二 志第二十二: 職官一 Volume 42 Treatises 22: Government Service 1 301
History of Song 《宋史》 卷七十五 志第二十八 律曆八 Volume 75 Treatises 28: Measures and Calendar 8 300
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十九 志第十九: 地理二 Volume 39 Treatises 19: Geography 2 300