See also:

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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simpl.
trad.

EtymologyEdit

The Shang form of the character meant "elephant," probably a pictograph. Later borrowed for a similar-sounding verb.

Han characterEdit

(radical 86 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 戈大弓火 (IKNF), four-corner 20227)

  1. do, make, handle, govern, act
  2. be

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 669, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18981
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2198, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+70BA

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(wai4, wai6)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ vùi (vui3), Hagfa Pinyim vi2, vi4, vui2, vui4)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

VerbEdit

(irregular conjugation, hiragana , romaji su)

  1. to do

Derived termsEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 為政 (isei): governing, administering
  • 為政家 (iseika): politician
  • 為政者 (iseisha): statesman
  • 行為 (kōi): act, deed
  • 無為 (mui): inactivity
  • 作為 (sakui): artificiality, commission
  • 為銀 (tamegin): exchange bank
  • 外為 (gaitame): foreign exchange
  • 為替 (kawase): money order

Derived termsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(wi) (hangeul ) (wi; hangul: )


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(wèi, wéi)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(vi, vị)

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 01:41