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为什么

Word definition:

Simplified
Pīnyīn
English Definition Add a new word to the dictionary Traditional
HSK
why? / for what reason?
HSK 2

Character decomposition:

CharacterTot Str
Rad / Str
Mandarin
Pīnyīn
Unihan Definition
standalone and in compounds
Jyutping
Cantonese
Variant
Four corner
Cangjie
splitcomponent searchdrawdetailspronouncebaikeskritter
 *为* | 为* | *为
4画
do, handle, govern, act; be
3402
IKSI
splitcomponent searchdrawdetailspronouncebaikeskritter
 *什* | 什* | *什
4画
file of ten soldiers; mixed, miscellaneous
2420.0
OJ
splitcomponent searchdrawdetailspronouncebaikeskritter
 *么* | 么* | *么
3画
interrogative particle; repetition of a tune small; tender
2073.2
HI

Word decomposition:

SimplifiedEnglish Definition
why? / for what reason?
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *为* | 为* | *为
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)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *为* | 为* | *为
because of / for / to
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *为* | 为* | *为
variant of 為|为 / 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
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *为* | 为* | *为
variant of 為|为, because of / for / to
 
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *什* | 什* | *什
what
 
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *什* | 什* | *什
ten (used in fractions, writing checks etc) / assorted / miscellaneous
 
what? / something / anything
  
  
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *么* | 么* | *么
exclamatory final particle
  
  ma
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *么* | 么* | *么
interrogative final particle
  
  me
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *么* | 么* | *么
suffix, used to form interrogative 什麼|什么, what?, indefinite 這麼|这么 thus, etc
  
  me
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *么* | 么* | *么
variant of 麼|么


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