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shì

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shì Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
shì | shi4
English translation
is
are
am
yes
to be
variant of shì [shì]
(used in given names)
to be; indeed, right, yes; okay

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About shì

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Number of strokes

9

Traditional form

shì

Contains the radical

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

To speak  directly 

Etymology of shì

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

日疋

Explanation

Origin unclear.

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Example sentences using shì

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伊妮德 shì wèi hǎo 教师 jiào shī , duì 学生 xuésheng hěn yǒu 耐心 nàixīn .

Enid was a good teacher. She was very patient with her pupils.

蛋糕 dàngāo 应该 yīnggāi shì hǎo de —— yòng le zuì 好的配料 pèi liào .

The cake ought to be good — I used the best ingredients.

也许 yěxǔ men de 工作 gōngzuò 还是 háishi duì huàn 一下 yīxià hǎo , gēng yǒu 经验 jīngyàn .

Perhaps you and I had better change over; you are more experienced.

de 工作 gōngzuò shì 照料 zhào liào hǎo 孩子 háizi .

Her work is to take care of the children.

这次测验 cèyàn shì 显示 xiǎnshì 知识 zhīshi de hǎo 机会 jīhuì .

The quiz was a good opportunity for the exhibition of his knowledge.

Words with shì

Explore 25 words and sayings that include the Chinese character shì in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
shì is shì
就是 jiù shì precisely就是 jiù shì
但是 dànshì but但是 dànshì
还是 háishi or還是
不是 bú shi no不是 bú shi
只是 zhǐ shì merely只是 zhǐ shì
是的 shì de yes, that's right是的 shì de
可是 kěshì but可是 kěshì
真是 zhēn shi indeed真是 zhēn shi
是否 shìfǒu if是否 shìfǒu
总是 zǒngshì always總是
而是 ér shì rather而是 ér shì
于是 yúshì thereupon於是
是不是 shì bù shì is or isn't是不是 shì bù shì
正是 zhèng shì precisely正是 zhèng shì
要是 yàoshi (coll.) if要是 yàoshi
尤其是 yóu qí shì especially尤其是 yóu qí shì
算是 suàn shì at last算是 suàn shì
或是 huò shì or或是 huò shì
便是 biàn shì precisely便是 biàn shì
也就是说 yě jiù shì shuō in other words也就是說
也就是 yě jiù shì that is也就是 yě jiù shì
倒是 dào shi actually倒是 dào shi
若是 ruò shì if若是 ruò shì
老是 lǎo shi always老是 lǎo shi

shì Decomposition & Compounds

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shì Decomposition

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shì Compounds

See all 37 Chinese words that contain the character shì in their composition.

  • shì
    • , , shī , , , , , , wěi , shí , shí , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , wěi ,
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