Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 为



to behave as, to act as, to serve as


wéi, wèi


Power/force and twice emphasis


With strongly emphasized power, that's how I behave/act.


dot(Like an accent on a character, this radical is understood as an emphasis.)
power, force(variations ar: or: to act .)


为了 wèi le in order to; for the purpose of; so as to
为着 wèi zhe in order to; because of; for the sake of
称之为 chēng zhī wéi to call it...; known as...
最为 zuì wéi the most
较为 jiào wéi comparatively; relatively; fairly
康有为 Kāng Yǒu wéi Kang Youwei (1858-1927), Confucian intellectual, educator and would-be reformer, main leader of the failed reform movement of 1898
颇为 pō wéi rather; quite
狼狈为奸 láng bèi wéi jiān villains collude together (idiom); to work hand in glove with sb (to nefarious ends)
迄今为止 qì jīn wéi zhǐ so far; up to now; still (not)
为非作歹 wéi fēi zuò dǎi to break the law and commit crimes (idiom); malefactor; evil-doer; to perpetrate outrages
破涕为笑 pò tì wéi xiào to turn tears into laughter (idiom); to turn grief into happiness

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