Meaning of 谁

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(Trad.: 誰)
Pinyin: shéi
English Definition: who; also pr. [shui2]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ zhuī ] short-tailed bird; sparrow
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Example Words
谁知 shéi zhī who would have thought; unexpectedly
谁人 shéi rén The Who
鹿死谁手 shéi shǒu to whom the deer falls (idiom); the one to emerge victor (i.e. to seize the empire); prize winner; champion
谁怕谁 shéi shéi bring it on!; who's afraid?; who cares?
爱谁谁 ài shéi shéi (coll.) whatever; who cares
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Example Sentences
Who can cook Chinese food?
Hello, may I ask who you are?
Who is your friend?
Whose book is this?
Do you know who the boss is?