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The Chinese word yisi - 意思 - yìsī
(meaning in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

yìsī

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English translations

meaning, idea, indication, fun,
concept, interest, hint, enjoyment

Chinese characters:


Chinese characters  ( yisi / yìsī ) with pronunciation (English translation: meaning )

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意思 ( yisi / yìsī ) is composed of these characters: (yi) , (si)
The traditional Chinese characters of yìsī are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 意思 ( yisi / yìsī ) Writing in Pinyin
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Zhege juzi shi shenme yisi?
Zhège jùzi shì shénme yìsi?

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

opinion  |  thought
意思 ( yisi / yìsī ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 254)
Chinese words containing the word 意思 ( yisi / yìsī ) :
bùhăoyìsi ( 不好意思 : to feel embarrassed ), méi yìsi ( 没意思 : boring ), yŏu yìsi ( 有意思 : interesting )
More words that mean meaning in Chinese
( 意 ), yìyì ( 意义 )
More words that mean idea in Chinese
niàn ( 念 ), sīxiăng ( 思想 ), ( 意 ), zhŭyì ( 主意 )

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