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shuí

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shuí Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
shuí | shui2
English translation
who? whom? whose? anyone?
Pīnyīn Pronunciation
shéi | shei2
English translation
who
also pr. [shuí]

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About shuí

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Number of strokes

10

Traditional form

shuí

Contains the radical

yán

Part of speech

Pronoun / 代词 dài cí Dàicí

Learning hint

speech

Etymology of shuí

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

讠隹

Semantic compound

yán

Phonetic compound

zhuī

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. yán represents the meaning and zhuī represents the sound.

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Example sentences using shuí

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他们 tā men yòng zhì 硬币 yìng bì de 方法 fāngfǎ 决定 juédìng shuí xiān .

They flipped a coin to decide who would go first.

dēng 突然 tūrán de 一声 yī shēng Guān le , shuí dōu méi 看见 kànjiàn 凶手 xiōngshǒu 逃走 táo zǒu .

Suddenly the light was snapped off and no one could see the murderer escape.

hěn xiǎng 比比, kān shuí de 知识 zhīshi gēng 丰富 fēngfù .

He was eager to match his knowledge against mine.

午夜 wǔ yè 时分 shí fēn ,不知 bù zhī shuí zài 敲门 qiāo mén ?

Who's pounding at the door in the middle of the night?

yòng guǎn shì shuí 告诉 gàosu de , zhè 无关紧要 wú guān jǐn yào .

Never mind who told me, that's of no importance.

Words with shuí

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
shuí who shuí
鹿死谁手 lù sǐ shéi shǒu prize winner鹿死誰手
谁知 shéi zhī lit. who knows誰知

shuí Decomposition & Compounds

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shuí Decomposition

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