wèi position; stand; place; 'of' (people)

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, stand; rise radical 117]
This measure word can be used with these nouns: rén (person)
Similar looking characters : lā (to pull)

Note

Comprises of a 'person' and 'stand' and so gives idea of a 'place' or 'position'. Also used as the measure word for numbers of people.
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses rén component: bǐng (both) chàng (to initiate) dài (replace) dàn (but) dǎo (fall) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fèn (portion) gōng (to provide) gū (estimate) hé (what) hòu (wait) hóu (nobleman) huà (to make into) huá (splendid) huā (flower) jiàn (healthy) liǎng (pair) mén (s) nǐ (you) rén (humane) shén (what) tā (he) xiān (immortal) xìn (letter) yè (night) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yōu (distant) zhí (value) zhù (to live) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to make) zuò (to do)
Also uses component: lā (to pull) qīn (parent) tóng (boy servant) yīn (sound) zhàn (station)

Sounds same

wèi (do) wèi (not yet)

Different tone

wéi (proud) wéi (to preserve) wěi (tail)

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