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The Chinese word shi - 时 - shí
(time in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

shí

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English translations

time, hour, often, sometimes, age, opportunity,
present, occasionally

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 时 ( shí ) correctly?"

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Chinese characters  ( shi / shí ) with pronunciation (English translation: time )
时 ( shi / shí ) in traditional characters
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is composed of 7 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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often  |  time zone
时 ( shi / shí ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 29)
Chinese example words containing the character 时 ( shi / shí )
按时 ( ànshí = on time ), 比利时 ( Bĭlìshí = Belgium ), 持续时间 ( chíxùshíjiān = duration ), 当时 ( dāngshí = at that time ), 的时候 ( de shíhòu = while ), 及时 ( jíshí = in time ), 平时 ( píngshí = usually ), 时代 ( shídài = age ), 时候 ( shíhou = time ), 时间 ( shíjiān = time ), 时刻 ( shíkè = point in time ), 时刻表 ( shíkèbiăo = timetable ), 时期 ( shíqī = particular period ), 时区 ( shíqū = time zone ), 时时 ( shíshí = often ), 时态 ( shítài = tense ), 同时 ( tóngshí = in the meantime ), 小时 ( xiăoshí = hour ), 有时候 ( yŏu shíhou = sometimes ), 有时 ( yŏushí = sometimes ), 暂时 ( zànshí = temporary ) 准时 ( zhŭnshí = on time )
Other characters that are pronounced shí in Chinese
More words that mean time in Chinese
gōngfū ( 工夫 ), hòu ( 候 ), pāi ( 拍 ), rìzi ( 日子 ), shíhou ( 时候 ), shíjiān ( 时间 ), tàng ( 趟 ), tiān ( 天 )
More words that mean hour in Chinese
xiăoshí ( 小时 ), zhōngtóu ( 钟头 )

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