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)
Made with 7 strokes.
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.
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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 do) zuò (to make)
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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Pronunciation

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