1. 为 is the 18th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 130 words.
  4. appears as a component in 3 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (power/force), (dot)
Graphical :
=> , 丿,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. wei2 - variant of 為|为[wei2]/as (i.e. in the capacity of)/to take sth as/to act as/to serve as/to behave as/to become/to be/to do
  2. wei4 - variant of 為|为[wei4], because of/for/to

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

以为 (以為)
因为 (因為)
成为 (成為)
为了 (為了)
为什么 (為什麼)

Medium Frequency

不为人知 (不為人知)
作为 (作為)
改为 (改為)
最为 (最為)
为主 (為主)
为何 (為何)
为止 (為止)
无能为力 (無能為力)
称为 (稱為)
行为 (行為)
认为 (認為)
身为 (身為)

Appears In:

also appears in:
Decomposition Levels:
Level 1: Only divided once. So only two components.
Level 2: Radical Decomposition. The character gets decomposed into its lowest radical components. For the complete list visit the Radical wikipedia page.
Level 3: Graphical Decomposition. Shows all the strokes & lowest level of components that make up the character.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.