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The Chinese word shi - 事 - shì
(affair in Chinese)

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English translations

affair, thing, job, trouble, matter,
work, business

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 事 ( shì ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.

Chinese characters  ( shi / shì ) with pronunciation (English translation: affair )
The traditional Chinese characters of shì are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 事 ( shi / shì ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Ruguo ni zhe jian shi zuo cuo le, ni de xia bansheng jiang hui huo zai diyu li.
Rúguŏ nĭ zhè jiàn shì zuò cuò le, nĭ de xià bànshēng jiāng huì huó zài dìyù lĭ.
 – English translation: If you do this in the wrong way, you will live in hell for the rest of your life.

Character complexity
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is composed of 8 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

event  |  accident
事 ( shi / shì ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 68)
Chinese example words containing the character 事 ( shi / shì )
故事 ( gùshi = story ), 事故 ( shìgù = accident ), 事情 ( shìqíng = affair ), 事儿 ( shìr = business ), 事实 ( shìshí = fact ), 事物 ( shìwù = thing ), 事业 ( shìyè = cause ), 同事 ( tóngshì = colleague ), 有事儿 ( yŏu shìr = to have something to do ), 有志者事竟成 ( yŏuzhìzhĕ shìjìngchéng = where there's a will there's a way )
More words that mean affair in Chinese
shìqíng ( 事情 )
More words that mean thing in Chinese
dōngxi ( 东西 ), shìwù ( 事物 )

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