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The Chinese word shi - 是 - shì
(to be in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

shì

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English translations

to be, yes,
is, are, right

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 是 ( 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.
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Chinese characters  ( shi / shì ) with pronunciation (English translation: to be )
The traditional Chinese characters of shì are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 是 ( 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).

Wo shi yige xuesheng.
Wŏ shì yīgè xuéshēng.

 – English translation: I am a student.

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Character complexity
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is composed of 9 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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是 ( shi / shì ) belongs to the 10 most common Chinese characters (rank 3)
Chinese example words containing the character 是 ( shi / shì )
不是 ( búshì = to be not ), 但是 ( dànshì = but ), 而是 ( érshì = but ), 还是 ( háishì = or ), 就是 ( jiùshì = even ), 就是也 ( jiùshì...yĕ = even if ), 可是 ( kĕshì = but ), 是否 ( shìfŏu = whether ), 是吗 ( shìma = really ), 要是 ( yàoshi = if ), 于是 ( yúshì = and then ), 只是 ( zhĭshì = yet ), 总是 ( zŏngshì = always )
More words that mean to be in Chinese
zuò ( 作 )

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