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Meaning of 市

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Pinyin: shì
English Definition: market; city; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①做买卖或做买卖的地方:开市。菜市。市井(街,市场)。市曹。市侩(旧指买卖的中间人、唯利是图的奸商;现泛指贪图私利的人)。
②买:市义。市恩(买好,讨好)。
③人口密集的行政中心或工商业、文化发达的地方:城市。都市。市镇。
④一种行政区划,有中央直辖和省(自治区)辖等:北京市。南京市。
⑤中国人民习惯使用的度量衡单位:市制。市尺。市斤。

Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ tóu ] lid, cover; head
    • [ jīn ] cloth, curtain, handkerchief, towel
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Example Words:
城市 [ chéng shì ]: city; town; Classifiers:
超市 [ chāo shì ]: supermarket; abbr. for 超级市场 ; Classifiers:
市场 [ shì chǎng ]: marketplace; market (also in abstract)
休市 [ xiū shì ]: to close the market (for a holiday or overnight etc)
市场换技术 [ shì chǎng huàn shù ]: market access in return for technology transfer (PRC policy since the 1980s which gives foreign companies access to China's domestic market in exchange for sharing their intellectual property, characterized by the US in the 2019 trade war as "forced technology transfer")
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