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n./m. time, years; fixed time; (grammar) tense; hour
Other meanings
[shí]   adv. frequently; sometimes, occasionally
[shí]   char. season; a period of time; current, present; momentary
'时' is part of the following simplified words:
 埘 莳 鲥
'时' is part of the following traditional words:
 塒 蒔 鰣

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

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.
zhǔn shí
adj. punctual, on time
jí shí
adv. in time, timely, without delay
tóng shí
n. at the same time
gǔ shí
n. antiquity, ancient time
shí guò jìng qiān
idiom. circumstances change with the passage of time
tā men liù shí lái de , jiǔ shí zǒu de
phr. They came at six o'clock, and left at nine o'clock.
jiāng lái shí
phr. (grammar) future tense