Meaning of 什

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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: A file of ten people
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
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  • Pinyin: shén

    English Definition: what
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    什么 [ shén me ]: what?; something; anything
    为什么 [ wèi shén me ]: why?; for what reason?
    干什么 [ gàn shén me ]: what are you doing?; what's he up to?
    什么样 [ shén me yàng ]: what kind?; what sort?; what appearance?
    没什么 [ méi shén me ]: nothing; it doesn't matter; it's nothing; never mind
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  • Pinyin: shí

    English Definition: ten (used in fractions, writing checks etc); assorted; miscellaneous
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    什刹海 [ shí chà hǎi ]: Shichahai, scenic area of northwest Beijing with three lakes
    什器 [ shí ]: various kinds of everyday utensils
    什菜 [ shí cài ]: mixed vegetables
    什叶 [ shí ]: Shia (a movement in Islam)
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