以为 yǐ wéi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

以为 (yǐ wéi) English Meaning

  • to believe
  • to think
  • to consider
  • to be under the impression

Traditional Characters:  以為

以 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

为 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 你以为我造钱啊?
    Nǐ yǐwéi wǒ zào qián a?
    Do you think I’m made of money?
  • 她以为我是医生。
    Tā yǐwéi wǒ shì yīshēng.
    She thought I was a doctor.
  • 他们以为地球是平的。
    Tāmen yǐwéi dìqiú shì píng de.
    They believed that the earth was flat.
  • 你以为你在跟谁说话?
    Nǐ yǐwéi nǐ zài gēn shéi shuōhuà?
    Who do you think you’re talking to?
  • 我还以为他会来开会。
    Wǒ hái yǐwéi tā huì lái kāihuì.
    I thought he was coming to the meeting.
  • 他还以为自己听错了。
    Tā hái yǐwéi zìjǐ tīng cuòle.
    He could not believe his ears.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

以 (yǐ): to use; by means of; according to; in order to; because of; at (a certain date or place)

  • : *
  •  (zhǔ): stroke
  •  (rén): man

为 (wèi): because of; for; to

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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 以

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 以(yǐ):  to use as; according to; because of
  • 以为(yǐwéi):  to believe; to think; to consider; to be under the impression

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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

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