Chinese Symbols and Meanings W

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter W.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. WA, WE, WH etc.

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Click on the symbol to see the Cangjie Input for that symbol.
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Wa

Wa!, infant crying sound, vomit
Waist, kidney, mid section
Wait, and so on, equal, same as, equivalent, rank, class, grade
Wait, expect, visit, greet, time, season
Wait, look towards
Wait On, watch, examine, spy
Walk, move, go on foot
Walk, travel, epilogue, colophon
Walk, step with left foot, radical 60
Walk Carefully, hesitate, falter
Wall, rampart, observe
Walled Village, fortification, military outpost, hamburger
Want, should, ought, need, important, (yao1), invite
Want, desire, wish, hunger, appetite, longing, genial, loving
Wanton, stuffed dumpling
Ward Off, defend, guard
Ward Off, evade, block, parry, repel, keep out
Wardrobe, case, cabinet
Warm, pleasant, kind, just right
Warm, gentle, pleasant, warmth, warming
Warm, cozy
Warm, comfortable, friendly, fluffy
Warn, caution, admonish, swear off
Warn, admonish, tell off
Warship, fleet, naval vessel
Wash, bathe, get cleaned up
Wash, rinse, cleanse, rid of vices, grand, magnificent
Wash, rinse
Wash, purify, cleanse, sweep
Wash, cleanse
Wasp, mayfly, dragonfly
Watch, wrist watch, watch chain
Watch, investigage
Watchtower, famous sword
Water, liquid, fluid, lotion
Water, spray, spinkle water on
Water Lizard, large reptile
Waterfall, shower, rain
Waterway, downpour, flowing tears
Wave, ripple, storm, surge
Wave, large wave
Waver, hesitate, irresolute
Waves, unrestrained, roam free, uninhibited,
Way, route, road

We

We, use
Weak, fragile, delicate, young, feeble
Weak, feeble, deline, wane
Wealth, money, riches, valuables, property
Weapon, rifle, spear, lance
Weapons, tools, implements
Wear, put on, penetrate, pierce, pass through, thread
Wear, (wear hat, watch, jewelry), put on, bear, support, respect, honor
Wear, carry, ornaments, admire, respect
Weary, exhausted, tired, fatigued
Weave, knit, woven, fabric, brocade, interlinked, intertwined
Weave, spin, reel, cotton, cloth
Wed, marry, marriage
Wedge, support, buttress
Weed, fallow field, goosefoot
Weed, act of weeding
Weed, act of weeding
Weeds, undesirable, evil
Week, term, phase, period, period of time, stage, hope
Week, day of the week, period of time, duration, anniversary
Weep, cry, tears
Weep, sob, cry, shed tears
Weep, sob, cry, grieve
Weep, tearfully
Weep, cry, shine, glisten
Wei Dynasty, lofty, magnificent, eminent
Weigh, scales, weight, noise of stone crashing down
Weigh, measure, estimate
Weight, number, numeral, pile, stack, yard
Weighty, valuable, heavy, serious, important, (chong2), repeat, iterate, reiterate, double
Weir, dam, dike, embankment
bamboo Weir
Weird, supernatural, bewitching, seductive, witch, devil, monster
Welcome, greet, receive
Weld, solder
Weld, solder
West, thing
湿
Wet, moist, damp

Wh

What, why, where, which, how, Xiao He (prime minister to first emperor of the Han Dynasty)
What, mixed, miscellaneous, squad of ten soldiers
What, how, bear, endure, (translit.)
What?, (ma2), why, what, (ma5), interogative, (mo2)
Wheat, grain, barley, oats, (translit.)
Wheel, gear, turn, rotate, cycle
Wheel, (gu3), hub
Wheel Linchpin, control, have jurisdiction over
Where, what, how, which
Where, what, how, why
Whimsical, humourous, tease, ridicule, joke with, mock
Whip, lash, flog, slash
Whip, flog
Whip With Bamboo, bamboo rod for beatings
Whirlpool, undercurrent
Whisper, speak softly
White, blank, pure, empty, all for nothing, in vain, free of charge
Whitewash, plaster
Who?, whom
Whole, complete, finish, end, (liao3), understand, comprehend
Whole, complete, entire, all, each, every
Whole, complete, entire, all, exactly, in good order, restore
Whole Hearted, all, completely, know
Why, when, where, what, how

Wi

candle Wick
Wide, very, extreme, more than, (she2), what
Wide, spacious, vast, abundant
Wide, strip, width, breadth, hem
Wield, conduct, swing, direct, squander, wave, wipe, brandish, scatter, strum
Wield, handle, control, hold, manage, conduct, operate, exercise, drill
Wife, marry of
Wife, spouse, concubine of a emperor
Wild, reckless, foolish, daring, unthinking, bullying, sesame, lima beens, orchid, butterfly, carrot, cucumber, pepper, capsicum, barbaric, barbarian
Wild Dog, cage, jail
Wild Fire, conflageration
Wild Goose, quill, (鴈)
Wild Horse, untamed
Wilderness, wild, wasteland, desert, uncultivated, abandoned, deserted, desolate
Wilderness, wilds, waste
Willing, agree, (translit.)
Willing, ready, sincere, honest
Willow, orange (fruit)
Willow Tree, poplar, aspen
Win, beat, gain, profit, fertile land
Wind, style, fame, rumor, influence, custom, education
Wind, high altitude wind
Wind Around, bind, prepare
Wind Around, wrap, bind, lines for a sail
Wind Instrument, musical instrument
Wind Instrument, porcelain wind instrument, musical instrument
Winding, bending
Winding, curving
Windlass, pulley, capstan
Window, shutter
Window, chimney, funnel
Wine, alcohol, liquor, spirits, beer
Wing, fin
Wings, fins, protect, partronize, support, assist, help
Wink, blink
Winter, white
Wipe, rub, erase, brush stroke, clean, polish
Wipe, clean up with a cloth
Wipe, rub off
Wisdom, knowledge
Wish, hope, desire
Wish, invoke, pray
Witch, sorcerer, witch doctor, shaman
With, follow, go with, and, heel (of foot)
Withered, faded, exhausted, emaciated,
Withered, wilted, dry, uninspired
Within, during, middle, center, central, core, among, China, Chinese, neutral, target, bullseye, goal
Within, interior, inner, internal, inside, domestic
Without, lacking, none, not, no, have no
Without, not, non, un, opposition, mistake

Wo

Wolf, heartless, cruel, greedy, avaricious
Wolf, ravenous beast, cruel, wicked, mean
Woman, female, radical 38
Wood, half of tree trunk, radical 90
Wooden Peg, post, stick
Woods, forest, grove
Wording, phrase, poem, expression
Words, what is said, speech
Words, speech, talk, linguistics
Words, language, phrase, expression, decline, resign, refuse
Work, do, make, act, create, produce
Work Hard, toil, labor, hard work, fatigued, tired, exhausted, toil, (lao4), entertain
Work Hard, labor, occupied, pursue
Worm, ignorant
Worried, distressed
Worry, panick, be nervous, frantic
Worship, offer sacrifice
Wound, ulcer, sore
Wound, sore, bruise

Wr

Wrap, embrace, envelope, hug, include, take charge of, guarantee, confident, contain, kit, bag, bundle, package
Wrap, tie, wind around, bind, tangle
Wrap, bind, encircle, confine, wrap around
Wrapped In Cloth, bundle, package, burden
Wren, bird
Wrestle, fall down, stumble, leg bones, ankle
Wriggle, curl up
Wriggle, stupid, silly, fat
Wring, twist, pinch, mistake
Wrinkled, creased, folded
Write, record, magazine
Write Down, record, tape, hire, employ

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