Meaning of 是

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Pinyin: shì
English Definition: is; are; am; yes; to be
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: To speak directly
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
    • [ ] roll, bolt of cloth; foot
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Example Words:
但是 [ dàn shì ]: but; however
总是 [ zǒng shì ]: always
可是 [ shì ]: but; however; (used for emphasis) indeed
于是 [ shì ]: thereupon; as a result; consequently; thus; hence
是否 [ shì fǒu ]: whether (or not); if; is or isn't
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