yǐ wéi


  • to think (i.e. to take it to be true that ...) (Usually there is an implication that the notion is mistaken &ndash
  • except when expressing one's own current opinion.)



  • 以为你会来。
    I took it that you would come.
  • 以前人们以为只有人类才懂得用语言沟通。
    People used to think that only humans could use language.
  • 以前的人以为地球是平的。
    It was believed that the earth was flat.
  • 以前的人以为地球是平的。
    It used to be thought that the earth was flat.
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