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1 shìshi4is; are; am; yes; to be; variant of ; (used in given names)
2就是 jiù shìjiu4 shi4(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as
3不是 shìbu4 shi4no; is not; not
4但是 dàn shìdan4 shi4but; however
5可是 shìke3 shi4but; however; (used for emphasis) indeed
6于是 於是 shìyu2 shi4thereupon; as a result; consequently; thus; hence
7只是 zhǐ shìzhi3 shi4merely; simply; only; but
8而是 ér shìer2 shi4rather
9总是 總是 zǒng shìzong3 shi4always
10正是 zhèng shìzheng4 shi4(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as
11是否 shì fǒushi4 fou3whether (or not); if; is or isn't
12是不是 shì shìshi4 bu4 shi4is or isn't; yes or no; whether or not
13却是 卻是 què shìque4 shi4certainly; nevertheless; actually; the fact is ...
14便是 biàn shìbian4 shi4(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as
15也就是 jiù shìye3 jiu4 shi4that is; i.e.
16凡是 fán shìfan2 shi4each and every; every; all; any
17或是 huò shìhuo4 shi4or; either one or the other
18是的 shì deshi4 de5yes, that's right; variant of 似的
19算是 suàn shìsuan4 shi4considered to be; at last
20也就是说 也就是說 jiù shì shuōye3 jiu4 shi4 shuo1in other words; that is to say; so; thus
21既是 shìji4 shi4is both ...(and...); since; as; being the case that
22有的是 yǒu de shìyou3 de5 shi4have plenty of; there's no lack of
23乃是 nǎi shìnai3 shi4equivalent to either
24是以 shì shi4 yi3therefore; thus; so
25实事求是 實事求是 shí shì qiú shìshi2 shi4 qiu2 shi4to seek truth from facts (idiom); to be practical and realistic
26就是说 就是說 jiù shì shuōjiu4 shi4 shuo1in other words; that is
27可不是 bu shìke3 bu5 shi4that's just the way it is; exactly!
28是非 shì fēishi4 fei1right and wrong; quarrel
29若是 ruò shìruo4 shi4if
30特别是 特別是 bié shìte4 bie2 shi4especially
31要不是 yào bu shìyao4 bu5 shi4if it were not for; but for
32尽是 盡是 jìn shìjin4 shi4to be full of; completely
33硬是 yìng shìying4 shi4just; simply; stubbornly; really
34光是 guāng shìguang1 shi4solely; just
35阿是穴 ā shì xuéa1 shi4 xue2painful point (in acupuncture); ashi point; tender spot
36搬弄是非 bān nòng shì fēiban1 nong4 shi4 fei1to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people; to tell tales; to make mischief
37比比皆是 jiē shìbi3 bi3 jie1 shi4can be found everywhere
38遍地皆是 biàn jiē shìbian4 di4 jie1 shi4to be everywhere (idiom)
39播弄是非 nong shì fēibo1 nong5 shi4 fei1to stir up trouble; to sow dissension (idiom)
40不宁唯是 不寧唯是 nìng wéi shìbu4 ning4 wei2 shi4not only so; moreover (idiom)
41不是吃素的 shì chī debu4 shi4 chi1 su4 de5not to be trifled with; to be reckoned with
42不是东西 不是東西 shì dōng xibu4 shi4 dong1 xi5(derog.) to be a good-for-nothing; worthless nobody; no-good
43不是话 不是話 shì huàbu4 shi4 hua4see 不像话
44不是吗 不是嗎 shì mabu4 shi4 ma5isn't that so?
45不是玩儿的 不是玩兒的 shì wán r debu4 shi4 wan2 r5 de5It's no joke.
46不是味儿 不是味兒 shì wèi rbu4 shi4 wei4 r5not the right flavor; not quite right; a bit off; fishy; queer; amiss; feel bad; be upset
47不是一家人不进一家门 不是一家人不進一家門 shì jiā rén jìn jiā ménbu4 shi4 yi1 jia1 ren2 bu4 jin4 yi1 jia1 men2people who don't belong together, don't get to live together (idiom); marriages are predestined; people marry because they share common traits
48不是冤家不聚头 不是冤家不聚頭 shì yuān jiā tóubu4 shi4 yuan1 jia1 bu4 ju4 tou2destiny will make enemies meet (idiom); (often said about lovers who have a disagreement)
49不是滋味 shì wèibu4 shi4 zi1 wei4to be upset; to feel disgusted
50不幸的是 xìng de shìbu4 xing4 de5 shi4unfortunately
51曾经沧海难为水,除却巫山不是云 曾經滄海難為水,除卻巫山不是雲 céng jīng cāng hǎi nán wéi shuǐ , chú què shān shì yúnceng2 jing1 cang1 hai3 nan2 wei2 shui3 , chu2 que4 Wu1 Shan1 bu4 shi4 yun2there are no rivers to one who has crossed the ocean, and no clouds to one who has passed Mount Wu (idiom); one who has seen the world doesn't stop at small things
52沉默是金 chén shì jīnchen2 mo4 shi4 jin1Silence is golden. (idiom)
53触目皆是 觸目皆是 chù jiē shìchu4 mu4 jie1 shi4can be seen everywhere (idiom)
54寸阴是惜 寸陰是惜 cùn yīn shì cun4 yin1 shi4 xi1Be careful of one's time. (idiom)
55颠倒是非 顛倒是非 diān dǎo shì fēidian1 dao3 shi4 fei1to invert right and wrong
56独行其是 獨行其是 xíng shìdu2 xing2 qi2 shi4to go one's own way (idiom); to act independently without asking others
57多得是 duō de shìduo1 de5 shi4there's no shortage; there are plenty
58分清是非 fēn qīng shì fēifen1 qing1 shi4 fei1to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
59俯拾即是 shí shìfu3 shi2 ji2 shi4see 俯拾皆是
60俯拾皆是 shí jiē shìfu3 shi2 jie1 shi4lit. so numerous that one could just bend down and pick them up (idiom); fig. extremely common; easily available
61各行其是 xíng shìge4 xing2 qi2 shi4each one does what he thinks is right (idiom); each goes his own way
62果然如是 guǒ rán shìguo3 ran2 ru2 shi4It happened exactly as expected (idiom); if really...
63葫芦里卖的是什么药 葫蘆裡賣的是什麼藥 lu mài de shì shén me yàohu2 lu5 li3 mai4 de5 shi4 shen2 me5 yao4what has (he) got up (his) sleeve?; what's going on?
64患难之交才是真正的朋友 患難之交纔是真正的朋友 huàn nàn zhī jiāo cái shì zhēn zhèng de péng youhuan4 nan4 zhi1 jiao1 cai2 shi4 zhen1 zheng4 de5 peng2 you5a friend in need is a friend indeed (English proverb); cf idiom 患難之交 |患难之交 , a friend in need
65浑身是汗 渾身是汗 hún shēn shì hànhun2 shen1 shi4 han4to be covered with sweat (idiom)
66浑身是劲 渾身是勁 hún shēn shì jìnhun2 shen1 shi4 jin4alive in every fiber (idiom)
67混淆是非 hùn xiáo shì fēihun4 xiao2 shi4 fei1to confuse right and wrong (idiom)
68积非成是 積非成是 fēi chéng shìji1 fei1 cheng2 shi4a wrong repeated becomes right (idiom); a lie or an error passed on for a long time may be taken for the truth
69假假若是 jiǎ jià ruò shìjia3 jia4 ruo4 shi4if; supposing that...
70捡到篮里就是菜 撿到籃裡就是菜 jiǎn dào lán jiù shì càijian3 dao4 lan2 li3 jiu4 shi4 cai4all is grist that comes to the mill (idiom)
71简洁是智慧的灵魂 簡潔是智慧的靈魂 jiǎn jié shì zhì huì de líng húnjian3 jie2 shi4 zhi4 hui4 de5 ling2 hun2Brevity is the soul of wit (from Polonius' 波洛涅斯 speech in Hamlet II:2 哈姆雷特 ).
72见风是雨 見風是雨 jiàn fēng shì jian4 feng1 shi4 yu3lit. see the wind and assume it will rain (idiom); fig. gullible; to believe whatever people suggest
73姜还是老的辣 薑還是老的辣 jiāng hái shì lǎo de jiang1 hai2 shi4 lao3 de5 la4ginger gets spicier as it gets older (idiom); the older, the wiser
74姜是老的辣 薑是老的辣 jiāng shì lǎo de jiang1 shi4 lao3 de5 la4see 姜还是老的辣
75教授毕竟是教授 教授畢竟是教授 jiào shòu jìng shì jiào shòujiao4 shou4 bi4 jing4 shi4 jiao4 shou4professors are (after all) professors
76今是昨非 jīn shì zuó fēijin1 shi4 zuo2 fei1to turn over a new leaf; correct today, wrong before (idiom)
77句句是假 shì jiǎju4 ju4 shi4 jia3The statement is entirely inconsistent with facts. (idiom)
78科学技术是第一生产力 科學技術是第一生產力 xué shù shì shēng chǎn ke1 xue2 ji4 shu4 shi4 di4 yi1 sheng1 chan3 li4Science and technology is the number one productive force (from 1978 speech by Deng Xiaoping 邓小平 introducing the Four Modernizations 四个现代化 ).
79空即是色 kōng shì kong1 ji2 shi4 se4The immaterial is the material. (Sunyata is rupa.) (Buddhism)
80口是心非 kǒu shì xīn fēikou3 shi4 xin1 fei1duplicity; hypocrisy (idiom)
81苦海无边,回头是岸 苦海無邊,回頭是岸 hǎi biān , huí tóu shì ànku3 hai3 wu2 bian1 , hui2 tou2 shi4 an4The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head to see the shore (idiom). Only Buddhist enlightenment can allow one to shed off the abyss of worldly suffering.; Repent and ye shall be saved!
82利是 shìli4 shi4see 利事
83撩是生非 liáo shì shēng fēiliao2 shi4 sheng1 fei1to stir up trouble; to provoke angry exchange
84马首是瞻 馬首是瞻 shǒu shì zhānma3 shou3 shi4 zhan1to follow blindly (idiom); to take as one's only guide
85满身是汗 滿身是汗 mǎn shēn shì hànman3 shen1 shi4 han4sweat all over (idiom)
86玫瑰不管叫啥名,闻起来总是香的 玫瑰不管叫啥名,聞起來總是香的 méi guī guǎn jiào shá míng , wén lai zǒng shì xiāng demei2 gui1 bu4 guan3 jiao4 sha2 ming2 , wen2 qi3 lai5 zong3 shi4 xiang1 de5A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
87明辨是非 míng biàn shì fēiming2 bian4 shi4 fei1to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
88莫不是 shìmo4 bu4 shi4probably; perhaps; could it be that...?
89莫衷一是 zhōng shìmo4 zhong1 yi1 shi4unable to reach a decision (idiom); cannot agree on the right choice; no unanimous decision; still a matter of discussion
90难辨是非 難辨是非 nán biàn shì fēinan2 bian4 shi4 fei1to be hard to discriminate between right and wrong (idiom)
91你是不是想找 shì shì xiǎng zhǎoni3 shi4 bu4 shi4 xiang3 zhao3Did you mean to search for...?
92您是不是要查 nín shì shì yāo chánin2 shi4 bu4 shi4 yao1 cha2Did you mean to search for ..?
93女子无才便是德 女子無才便是德 cái biàn shì nu:3 zi3 wu2 cai2 bian4 shi4 de2a woman's virtue is to have no talent (idiom)
94钱不是万能的没钱是万万不能的 錢不是萬能的沒錢是萬萬不能的 qián shì wàn néng de méi qián shì wàn wàn néng deqian2 bu4 shi4 wan4 neng2 de5 mei2 qian2 shi4 wan4 wan4 bu4 neng2 de5Money isn't everything but without money you have nothing. (idiom)
95钱是万恶之源 錢是萬惡之源 qián shì wàn è zhī yuánqian2 shi4 wan4 e4 zhi1 yuan2Money is the root of all evil.
96求是 qiú shìqiu2 shi4to seek the truth
97全无是处 全無是處 quán shì chùquan2 wu2 shi4 chu4absolutely without merit (idiom)
98惹是非 shì fēire3 shi4 fei1to stir up trouble
99惹是生非 shì shēng fēire3 shi4 sheng1 fei1to stir up trouble
100人是铁饭是钢 人是鐵飯是鋼 rén shì tiě fàn shì gāngren2 shi4 tie3 fan4 shi4 gang1one can't function properly on an empty stomach (idiom); an empty sack cannot stand upright
101认清是非 認清是非 rèn qīng shì fēiren4 qing1 shi4 fei1to distinguish clearly between right and wrong (idiom)
102如是 shìru2 shi4thus
103如是我闻 如是我聞 shì wénru2 shi4 wo3 wen2so I have heard (idiom); the beginning clause of Buddha's quotations as recorded by his disciple, Ananda (Buddhism)
104煞是 shà shìsha4 shi4extremely; very
105甚么是 甚麼是 shén me shìshen2 me5 shi4what is ...?; what is ...?
106失败是成功之母 失敗是成功之母 shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī shi1 bai4 shi4 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3Failure is the mother of success.
107时间是把杀猪刀 時間是把殺豬刀 shí jiān shì shā zhū dāoshi2 jian1 shi4 ba3 sha1 zhu1 dao1lit. time is a butcher's knife; fig. time marches on, relentless and unforgiving; nothing gold can stay
108实践是检验真理的唯一标准 實踐是檢驗真理的唯一標準 shí jiàn shì jiǎn yàn zhēn de wéi biāo zhǔnshi2 jian4 shi4 jian3 yan4 zhen1 li3 de5 wei2 yi1 biao1 zhun3Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
109是德科技 shì Shi4 de2 Ke1 ji4Keysight Technologies (instrumentation company)
110是非不分 shì fēi fēnshi4 fei1 bu4 fen1unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
111是非得失 shì fēi shīshi4 fei1 de2 shi1right and wrong, gain and loss (idiom)
112是非颠倒 是非顛倒 shì fēi diān dǎoshi4 fei1 dian1 dao3to confound right and wrong (idiom)
113是非分明 shì fēi fēn míngshi4 fei1 fen1 ming2to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
114是非莫辨 shì fēi biànshi4 fei1 mo4 bian4unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
115是非曲直 shì fēi zhíshi4 fei1 qu1 zhi2lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits; pros and cons
116是非相贸 是非相貿 shì fēi xiāng màoshi4 fei1 xiang1 mao4right and wrong are mixed up (idiom)
117是非自有公论 是非自有公論 shì fēi yǒu gōng lùnshi4 fei1 zi4 you3 gong1 lun4to determine right and wrong based on public opinion (idiom); Public opinion will judge what's right and wrong.
118是否有当 是否有當 shì fǒu yǒu dāngshi4 fou3 you3 dang1whether this is proper (I eagerly await your instructions.) (idiom)
119是故 shì shi4 gu4therefore; so; consequently
120是好是歹 shì hǎo shì dǎishi4 hao3 shi4 dai3for good or ill (idiom)
121是何居心 shì xīnshi4 he2 ju1 xin1What meanness this is!; How mean you are! (idiom)
122是可忍,孰不可忍 shì rěn , shú rěnshi4 ke3 ren3 , shu2 bu4 ke3 ren3if this can be tolerated, what cannot? (idiom); enough is enough
123事求是 shì qiú shìshi4 qiu2 shi4to seek the truth from facts
124是啥说啥 是啥說啥 shì shá shuō sháshi4 sha2 shuo1 sha2call a spade a spade (idiom)
125事实求是 事實求是 shì shí qiú shìshi4 shi2 qiu2 shi4to seek the truth from facts
126是是非非 shì shì fēi fēishi4 shi4 fei1 fei1scandal; gossip
127是所至祷 是所至禱 shì suǒ zhì dǎoshi4 suo3 zhi4 dao3for which I sincerely pray; for which I am truly obliged (expression often used in letters) (idiom)
128是味儿 是味兒 shì wèi rshi4 wei4 r5(of food) to have the right taste; (of people) to feel at ease
129是药三分毒 是藥三分毒 shì yào sān fēn shi4 yao4 san1 fen1 du2every medicine has its side effect
130手心手背都是肉 shǒu xīn shǒu bèi dōu shì ròushou3 xin1 shou3 bei4 dou1 shi4 rou4lit. both the palm and the back of the hand are made of flesh (idiom); fig. to both be of equal importance; to value both equally
131谁是谁非 誰是誰非 shuí shì shuí fēishui2 shi4 shui2 fei1Who is right and who is wrong? (idiom)
132说是一回事,而做又是另外一回事 說是一回事,而做又是另外一回事 shuō shì huí shì , ér zuò yòu shì lìng wài huí shìshuo1 shi4 yi1 hui2 shi4 , er2 zuo4 you4 shi4 ling4 wai4 yi1 hui2 shi4see 說是一回事说是一回事做又是另外一回事
133说是一回事,做又是另外一回事 說是一回事,做又是另外一回事 shuō shì huí shì , zuò yòu shì lìng wài huí shìshuo1 shi4 yi1 hui2 shi4 , zuo4 you4 shi4 ling4 wai4 yi1 hui2 shi4Saying is one thing, doing quite another (idiom)
134说一是一 說一是一 shuō shì shuo1 yi1 shi4 yi1to mean what one says; to keep a promise (idiom)
135似是而非 shì ér fēisi4 shi4 er2 fei1apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
136虽是 雖是 suī shìsui1 shi4although; even though; even if
137贪婪是万恶之源 貪婪是萬惡之源 tān lán shì wàn è zhī yuántan1 lan2 shi4 wan4 e4 zhi1 yuan2Greed is the root of all evil.
138挑拨是非 挑撥是非 tiǎo shì fēitiao3 bo1 shi4 fei1to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people; to tell tales; to make mischief
139听风就是雨 聽風就是雨 tīng fēng jiù shì ting1 feng1 jiu4 shi4 yu3lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom); to believe rumors; to be credulous
140听见风就是雨 聽見風就是雨 tīng jiàn fēng jiù shì ting1 jian4 feng1 jiu4 shi4 yu3lit. on hearing wind, to say rain; to agree uncritically with whatever people say; to parrot other people's words; to chime in with others
141头头是道 頭頭是道 tóu tóu shì dàotou2 tou2 shi4 dao4clear and logical
142团结就是力量 團結就是力量 tuán jié jiù shì liangtuan2 jie2 jiu4 shi4 li4 liang5unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
143唯力是视 唯力是視 wéi shì shìwei2 li4 shi4 shi4to only focus on physical power (idiom)
144唯利是图 唯利是圖 wéi shì wei2 li4 shi4 tu2variant of 唯利是图 ; to seek nothing but profit (idiom); personal profit before everything; self-seeking
145唯命是从 唯命是從 wéi mìng shì cóngwei2 ming4 shi4 cong2to follow obediently
146惟命是听 惟命是聽 wéi mìng shì tīngwei2 ming4 shi4 ting1see 唯命是从
147唯权是夺 唯權是奪 wéi quán shì duówei2 quan2 shi4 duo2to grab power at every opportunity (idiom)
148唯上是从 唯上是從 wéi shàng shì cóngwei2 shang4 shi4 cong2to follow whatever the leader says (idiom)
149为的是 為的是 wèi de shìwei4 de5 shi4for the sake of; for the purpose of
150我也是醉了 shì zuì lewo3 ye3 shi4 zui4 le5(Internet slang) I can't even...; Are you kidding me!; OMG!
151无一是处 無一是處 shì chùwu2 yi1 shi4 chu4devoid of any merit (idiom)
152五百年前是一家 bǎi nián qián shì jiāwu3 bai3 nian2 qian2 shi4 yi1 jia1five hundred years ago we were the same family (idiom) (said of persons with the same surname)
153物是人非 shì rén fēiwu4 shi4 ren2 fei1things have remained the same, but people have changed
154现在是过去钥匙 現在是過去鑰匙 xiàn zài shì guò qu yào shixian4 zai4 shi4 guo4 qu5 yao4 shi5Today is the key to the past.
155需要是发明之母 需要是發明之母 yào shì míng zhī xu1 yao4 shi4 fa1 ming2 zhi1 mu3Necessity is the mother of invention (European proverb).
156一身是胆 一身是膽 shēn shì dǎnyi1 shen1 shi4 dan3devoid of fear (idiom); intrepid
157一身是债 一身是債 shēn shì zhàiyi1 shen1 shi4 zhai4to be deep in debt (idiom)
158一是一,二是二 shì , èr shì èryi1 shi4 yi1 , er4 shi4 er4lit. one is one, two is two (idiom); fig. things are (or ought to be) perfectly clear-cut; unequivocal
159一无是处 一無是處 shì chùyi1 wu2 shi4 chu4not one good point; everything about it is wrong
160尤其是 yóu shìyou2 qi2 shi4especially; most of all; above all; in particular
161由是观之 由是觀之 yóu shì guān zhīyou2 shi4 guan1 zhi1looking at it from this point of view (idiom)
162有道是 yǒu dào shìyou3 dao4 shi4as they say, ...; as the saying goes, ...
163有奶便是娘 yǒu nǎi biàn shì niángyou3 nai3 bian4 shi4 niang2lit. whoever provides milk is your mother (idiom); fig. to follow whoever is feeding you; to put one's loyalties where one's interests lie
164有奶就是娘 yǒu nǎi jiù shì niángyou3 nai3 jiu4 shi4 niang2see 有奶便是娘
165于是乎 於是乎 shì yu2 shi4 hu1therefore
166原因是 yuán yīn shìyuan2 yin1 shi4the reason is ...
167知识就是力量 知識就是力量 zhī shi jiù shì liangzhi1 shi5 jiu4 shi4 li4 liang5Knowledge is power, slogan originally due to Francis Bacon 弗蘭西斯 ·培根 |弗兰西斯 ·培根
168重要的是 zhòng yào de shìzhong4 yao4 de5 shi4It is important (that) ...; The (important) point is ...
169自行其是 xíng shìzi4 xing2 qi2 shi4to act as one thinks fit; to have one's own way
170自以为是 自以為是 wéi shìzi4 yi3 wei2 shi4to be opinionated; to be irritatingly proud|||; to believe oneself infallible (idiom); to be opinionated
171钱不是万能的,没钱是万万不能的 錢不是萬能的,沒錢是萬萬不能的 qián shì wàn néng de , méi qián shì wàn wàn néng deqian2 bu4 shi4 wan4 neng2 de5 , mei2 qian2 shi4 wan4 wan4 bu4 neng2 de5money isn't everything, but without money you can do nothing (idiom)
172是非之地 shì fēi zhī shi4 fei1 zhi1 di4trouble spot; sketchy area
173是拉差 shì chāshi4 la1 cha1sriracha (loanword)

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