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位 wèi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

位 (wèi) English Meaning

  • position
  • location
  • place
  • seat
  • classifier for people (honorific)
  • classifier for binary bits (e.g. 十六位 16-bit or 2 bytes)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 我正在寻找一位老人。
    Wǒ zhèngzài xúnzhǎo yī wèi lǎorén.
    I’m looking for an old man.
  • 他从他的坐位上跳起来。
    Tā cóng tā de zuòwèi shàng tiào qǐlái.
    He sprang up from his seat.
  • 我尽量去拜访每一位女士。
    Wǒ jǐnliàng qù bàifǎng měi yī wèi nǚshì.
    I was all for calling on each of these ladies.
  • 那位老师总想跟我过不去。
    Nà wèi lǎoshī zǒng xiǎng gēn wǒ guòbuqù.
    That teacher has always had it in for me.
  • 那位诗人为她写了许多诗。
    Nà wèi shīrén wéi tā xiěle xǔduō shī.
    The poet has written many poems for her.
  • 她让出个空间给一位老太太。
    Tā ràng chū gè kōngjiān gěi yī wèi lǎo tàitài.
    She made room for an old lady.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

位 (wèi): position; location; place; seat; classifier for people (honorific); classifier for binary bits (e.g. 十六位 16-bit or 2 bytes)

  •  (rén): man
  •  (lì): standing up

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 位

HSK 3 Word List

  • 位(wèi): position; location; place; seat; classifier for people (honorific); classifier for binary bits (e.g. 十六位16-bit or 2 bytes)

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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