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because / owing to / on account of
why? / for what reason?
  *為* | 為* | *為
as (in the capacity of) / to take sth as / to act as / to serve as / to behave as / to become / to be / to do / by (in the passive voice)
  *為* | 為* | *為
because of / for / to
to believe / to think / to consider / to feel
in order to / for the purpose of / so as to
to become / to turn into
to think (i.e. to take it to be true that ...) (Usually there is an implication that the notion is mistaken – except when expressing one's own current opinion.)
one's conduct / deed / activity / accomplishment / achievement / to act as / as (in the capacity of) / qua / to view as / to look upon (sth as) / to take sth to be
action / conduct / behavior / activity
artificial / man-made / having human cause or origin / human attempt or effort
(to be done) by (a certain date) / lasting (a certain time)
to feel embarrassed or awkward / to make things difficult (for someone) / to find things difficult (to do or manage)
so far / up to now / still (not)
to see what is right and act courageously (idiom, from Analects); to stand up bravely for the truth / acting heroically in a just cause
to rely mainly on / to attach most importance to
to view as / to see as / to consider to be / to deem
to elect as / to choose as / to consider as
in the capacity of / as
to act as / used erroneously for 作為|作为
to serve as the norm / ...shall prevail (as standard for rules, regulations, price etc)
comparatively / relatively / fairly
to change into
until / (used in combination with words like or in constructs of the form ...為止|到...为止)
to be classified as
called / to call sth (by a name) / to name
Huawei (brand)
used in the construction ...為例|以...为例, "to take ... as an example"
to divide sth into (parts) / to subdivide
for this reason / with regards to this / in this respect / in order to do this / to this end
to change into
to be called / to be known as
extremely / exceedingly
the most
very / greatly
to conduct oneself / behavior / conduct / personal character
for sb / for others' interest
to regard as / to treat as
tort / infringement (of sb's rights)
to sink down to / to be reduced to (sth inferior)
even more
in numerical terms (typically followed by 不少 or 不多 or a number)
to bother / to press sb, usu. to do sth / it's a tough job / sorry to bother you (polite, used to thank sb for a favor)
collectively known as / to call sth as a group
(idiom) to gasp in amazement / to acclaim as the peak of perfection
to be considered to be / to be defined to be / to be called
very / extremely
packed with people / overcrowded / overpopulation
rarely known to anyone (idiom); almost unknown / secret to all but a few
rather / quite
until now / so far
the first impression is the strongest / to hold a preconceived notion (about sth)
to merge together (idiom); to unify disparate elements into one whole
to advance gradually and entrench oneself at every step / to consolidate at every step
not known to anyone / secret / unknown
to confuse one thing with another (idiom); to muddle
to combine
Food is the God of the people. (idiom); People view food as the primary need. / Food first, ethical niceties second
What can you have against it? (idiom) / We should do this. / Go for it!
to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated
can still be considered (to be...) / may after all be accepted as
head / be headed by
not to accept as correct (idiom); to object / to disapprove / to take exception to
what is / (old) what for / (in a rhetorical question) it's no use
(old) why
dialectal equivalent of 為什麼|为什么
accustomed to / used to
If everything else fails, retreat. (idiom) / see also 三十六計走為上策|三十六计走为上策
not an exaggeration / not excessive / not wide of the mark
not to mind / unconcerned
to call it... / known as...
to be intensely proud of sth (idiom)
to remain unmoved
one divides into two / to be two-sided / there are two sides to everything / to see both sb's good points and shortcomings (idiom)
what one does / doings
mutually dependent for life (idiom); to rely upon one another for survival / interdependent
lit. the guest acts as host (idiom); fig. to turn from passive to active behavior
to take rash action
not at all surprising (idiom)
to associate with / to keep company with
promising / to show promise
to do one's best / to shape up / to behave / to fend for oneself / you're on your own
to get sth off one's chest
to turn peril into safety (idiom); to avert disaster
harmony is to be prized
sexual behavior
strike first and gain the upper hand (idiom, martial arts term); Making the first move is an advantage.
pleasure from helping others (idiom)
to take sth to be true
to do sth oneself
to take sth as a warning (idiom) / to draw a lesson from a case where things turned out badly
young and promising
to go up in smoke / to vanish
to make a living
to attach most importance to
(Internet slang) why?
for the sake of / for the purpose of

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