Meaning of 示

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Pinyin: shì
English Definition: to show; to reveal
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictographic: An altar
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
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Example Words
表示 biǎo shì to express; to show; to say; to state; to indicate; to mean
显示 xiǎn shì to show; to illustrate; to display; to demonstrate
展示 zhǎn shì to reveal; to display; to show; to exhibit sth
指示 zhǐ shì to point out; to indicate; to instruct; directives; instructions; Classifiers:
示范 shì fàn to demonstrate; to show how to do sth; demonstration; a model example
More: 示* | *示 | *示*
Example Sentences
He nodded to show his agreement.
She shook her head to show her disagreement.
She nodded to indicate for me to pass.
Please do it according to my instructions.
Direct inquiry is more effective than implication