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The Chinese word wei - 维 - wéi
(to maintain in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

wéi

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English translations

to maintain, to hold together, thinking"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, dimension"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 维 ( wéi ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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Chinese characters  ( wei / wéi ) with pronunciation (English translation: to maintain )
维 ( wei / wéi ) in traditional characters
Character complexity
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is composed of 11 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to keep  |  to defend
维 ( wei / wéi ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 752)
Chinese example words containing the character 维 ( wei / wéi )
玻利维亚 ( Bōlìwéiyà = Bolivia ), 坎培拉 ( Kăn péi lā = Canberra ), 拉脱维亚 ( Lātuōwéiyà = Latvia ), 马拉维 ( Mălāwéi = Malawi ), 维生素 ( wéishēngsù = vitamin ), 维修服务 ( wéixiūfúwù = maintenance service ), 纤维 ( xiānwéi = fiber )
Other characters that are pronounced wéi in Chinese
More words that mean to maintain in Chinese
băo ( 保 ), bĭng ( 秉 ), chí ( 持 )

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