Meaning of 仕

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Pinyin: shì
English Definition: to serve as an official; an official; the two chess pieces in Chinese chess guarding the "general" or "king"
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ shì ] scholar, gentleman; soldier
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Example Words
仕途 shì official career (formal)
仕女 shì court lady; palace maid; traditional painting of beautiful women
仕宦 shì huàn (literary) to serve as an official
致仕 zhì shì to retire from a government post (old)
兴都库仕 xīng shì the Hindu Kush (mountain range)
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Example Sentences
A good scholar will make an official.
The amount that Blackstone will pay BofA ML for the right to collect management fees from investors in the fund hasn't been disclosed.
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