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The Chinese word haishi - 还是 - háishì
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English translations

or, still, as well,
nevertheless, all the same, none the less, had better

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Chinese characters  ( haishi / háishì ) with pronunciation (English translation: or )

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还是 ( haishi / háishì ) is composed of these characters: (huan) , (shi)
还是 ( haishi / háishì ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 还是 ( haishi / háishì ) Writing in Pinyin
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Jia tang haishi niunai?
Jiā táng háishì niúnăi?
 – English translation: (Would you like) milk or sugar with it?

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yet  |  be  |  only for interrogative sentences ('Would you like tea or coffee?')
还是 ( haishi / háishì ) belongs to the 100 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 56)
More words that mean or in Chinese
huò ( 或 ), huòzhĕ ( 或者 ), yàobu ( 要不 )
More words that mean still in Chinese
gèng ( 更 ), hái ( 还 ), jìjìng ( 寂静 ), réng ( 仍 ), réngjiù ( 仍旧 ), réngrán ( 仍然 ), yóu ( 犹 )

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