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n./pro. truth, correct judgment; (lit.) this, that
Other meanings
[shì]   v./adj. to be; correct, right
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
shí shì qiú shì
idiom. seek truth from facts, be practical and realistic
shì ké rěn , shú bù ké rěn ?
idiom. If this could be tolerated, what could not be? -- intolerable