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为了 wèi le: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

为了 (wèi le) English Meaning

  • in order to
  • for the purpose of
  • so as to

Traditional Characters: 為了

为 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

了 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list. PLEASE NOTE:  This character is also pronounced liǎo in other HSK vocabulary words.

Sample Sentences

  • 为了什么目的?
    Wèile shénme mùdì?
    For what purpose?
  • 他结婚是为了钱。
    Tā jiéhūn shì wèile qián.
    He married for money.
  • 我们吃是为了活着。
    Wǒmen chī shì wèile huózhe.
    We eat so we can live.
  • 他做这个是为了钱。
    Tā zuò zhège shì wèile qián.
    He did it for money.
  • 她为了个玩具在哭。
    Tā wèile gè wánjù zài kū.
    She was crying for a toy.
  • 他为了她的钱取了她。
    Tā wèile tā de qián qǔle tā.
    He married her for her money.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

为 (wèi): because of; for; to

  • 丶 (zhǔ): stroke
  • 力 (lì): force
  • 丶 (zhǔ): stroke

了 (le): (completed action marker); (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)

  • 乛 (ya): second, hand
  • 亅 (jué): hook

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 为

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 行为(xíng wéi):  behavior; conduct; activity; action
  • 作为(zuò wéi):  one’s conduct; deed; activity; accomplishment; achievement; to act as; as (in the capacity of); qua; to view as; to look upon (something as); to take something to be

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 了

HSK 1 Word List

  • 了(le): (completed action marker); (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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