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Pinyin: shǐ
English Definition: history; annals; title of an official historian in ancient China
Chinese Definition:
①自然界和人类社会的发展过程,亦指记述、研究这些的文字和学科:历史。通史。断代史。近代史。世界史。文学史。史诗。史部(古代图书分类的一大部类,包括各类历史著作)。史坛。史评。史前(没有书面记录的远古)。史不绝书。
②古代掌管记载史事的官:太史。内史。
③古代官职:刺史。御史。
④姓氏。

Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand using a pen to record a history
Character Formation:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] to govern; to control; to nurture
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Example Words
历史 shǐ history; Classifiers:
党史 dǎng shǐ history of the Party
史料 shǐ liào historical material or data
史学 shǐ xué historiography
史诗 shǐ shī an epic; poetic saga
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