shì
n. city; municipality; market
Other meanings
[shì]   char. (lit.) to buy or sell; pertaining to the traditional Chinese system of weights and measures
    towel (for )
    lid (for )
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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.
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chāo shì
n. supermarket
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běi jīng shì shì zhōng guó de shǒu dū
phr. Beijing is the capital city of China.
nào shì
n. busy shopping center, downtown area, busy streets
shàng hǎi shì
n. Shanghai (municipality in southeast China)
shì nèi
n. inside the city, inner city
běn shì
pro. this city, our city
yè shì
n. night market
shū shì
n. book fair
zǎo shì
n. morning market