Meaning of 试

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(Trad.: 試)
Pinyin: shì
English Definition: to test; to try; experiment; examination; test
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ shì ] formula, pattern, rule, style, system
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Example Words
试验 shì yàn experiment; test; Classifiers: ; to experiment; experimental
考试 kǎo shì to take an exam; exam; Classifiers:
试点 shì diǎn test point; to carry out trial; pilot scheme
尝试 cháng shì to try; to attempt; Classifiers:
测试 shì to test (machinery etc); to test (students); test; quiz; exam; beta (software)
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Example Sentences
I want to try the new dish.
The students are preparing for the exam.
I did very well on the exam.
I am afraid of failing the exam.
Today's exam is quite difficult.