shí yòng
adj./v. practical, pragmatic, functional; to apply in practice
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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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zhè xiē sù liào zhì pín hěn shí yòng .
phr. These plastic products are very practical.
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zhè gè bāo bù jǐn yàng zi měi guān ,hái hěn shí yòng ne !
phr. This bag looks beautiful, additionally it is very practical.
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nǐ shōu jí dào de dà bù fen qíng bào méi yǒu shí yòng jià zhí .
phr. Much of the information you have collected is of no practical use.
xīn shí yòng hàn yǔ kè běn
n. New Practical Chinese Reader (textbook)