See also: 以为

ChineseEdit

 
to use; according to; so as to
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
trad. (以為/以爲) /
simp. (以为)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Initial () (36) (35)
Final () (19) (14)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/jɨX/ /ɦˠiuᴇ/
Pan
Wuyun
/jɨX/ /ɦʷᵚiɛ/
Shao
Rongfen
/ieX/ /ɣiuɛ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/jɨX/ /ɦjwiə̆/
Li
Rong
/iəX/ /ɣjue/
Wang
Li
/jĭəX/ /ɣǐwe/
Bernard
Karlgren
/iX/ /wie̯/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
wéi
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
ji5 wai4
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
wéi
Middle
Chinese
‹ yiX › ‹ hjwe ›
Old
Chinese
/*ləʔ/ /*ɢʷ(r)aj/
English take, use make, do, act as

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter–Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
No. 14929
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*lɯʔ/ /*ɢʷal/
Notes

VerbEdit

以為

  1. to mistakenly believe; to be under the impression; to have thought that
    以為不會 / 以为不会  ―  yǐwéi nǐ bùhuì zǒu.  ―  I thought you wouldn't leave.
    一個愚昧以為自己 [MSC, trad.]
    一个愚昧以为自己 [MSC, simp.]
    Yīge yúmèi de rén zǒng yǐwéi zìjǐ shì duì de. [Pinyin]
    Ignorant people always believe they are right.
    以為乜嘢技術原來十年 [Cantonese, trad.]
    以为乜嘢技术原来十年 [Cantonese, simp.]
    ngo5 zung6 ji5 wai4 hai6 mat1 je5 san1 gei6 seot6 tim1, jyun4 loi4 hai6 sap6 nin4 cin4 ge3 je5. [Jyutping]
    I seriously was wondering what on earth this is, maybe some new technology, but no, it's just something from 10 years ago.
  2. (formal or literary) to believe; to regard
    以為 / 以为  ―  qiè yǐwéi  ―  in my humble opinion
  3. to remember incorrectly
    掛住朋友但係以為朋友Jackson而家醒起Jason [Cantonese, trad.]
    挂住朋友但系以为朋友Jackson而家醒起Jason [Cantonese, simp.]
    keoi5 gwaa3 zyu6 keoi5 gau6 pang4 jau5, daan6 hai6 keoi5 ji5 wai4 keoi5 gau6 pang4 jau5 giu3 Jackson, ji4 gaa1 keoi5 seng2 hei2 hai6 Jason. [Jyutping]
    He misses his ex-friend, but he recalled incorrectly that his friend's name as Jackson, now he remembers that it's Jason
  4. (literary) to serve as

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