Meaning of 侍

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Pinyin: shì
English Definition: to serve; to attend upon
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ ] court, office; temple, monastery
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Example Words
侍候 shì hòu to serve; to wait upon
侍卫 shì wèi Imperial bodyguard
侍者 shì zhě attendant; waiter
侍奉 shì fèng to wait upon; to serve; to attend to sb's needs
侍从 shì cóng to serve (an important personage); attendant; retainer
More: 侍* | *侍 | *侍*
Example Sentences
"Why is that lady in the water?" he said, looking concerned, when the waitress came to our table.
"That is a dog, prince, " answered the page.
"This," said the barman, holding out the card as if it was a small fish whose soul had three weeks earlier winged its way to the Land Where Fish are Eternally Blessed, "we don't accept it.
In a pilgrim household, the adults sat down to eat and the children and servants waited on them.
"You gonna die, boy," the barman murmured quietly at Ford Prefect, and the evidence was on his side.