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qí shí
adv. actually, in fact

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.
EXAMPLES
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shí jiān jiù shì shēng mìng , wú duān de kōng hào bié rén de shí jiān , qí shí wú yì yú móu cái hài mìng . lǔ xùn
phr. Time is life. Wasting someone's time is akin to murdering him. - Lu Xun
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qí shí dì shàng běn méi yǒu lù , zǒu de rén duō le , yě biàn chéng le lù . lǔ xùn
phr. At the beginning the Earth had no roads, but as many men pass one way; a road is made. - Lu Xun
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tā fēn míng jiù shì bù xiǎng qù , tā qí shí yì dián yě bù máng .
phr. Obviously he did not want to go; in fact, he was not busy at all.
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tā zǒng rèn wéi zì jí hěn gāo míng , qí shí hén chǔn .
phr. He always thought he was very wise, actually he was a dumb man.
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tā kàn qǐ lái shí fēn bá hù , qí shí yě jiù shì yì zhī zhí láo hǔ .
phr. She seemed like quite a bully. In fact, she was just a paper-tiger.
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tā kàn qǐ lái yóu diǎn bái chī , dàn qí shí hěn cōng ming .
phr. He seemed kind of idiotic, but he was very clever in fact.
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qí shí bù rán , wǒ men wán quán ké yǐ chóng xīn kāi shǐ .
phr. In fact it is not the case, we can totally start again.
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shuō shì chāi shì , qí shí jiù shì chū qù lǚ yóu .
phr. It's not an assignment, but a travel for tourism.
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shì qing kàn qǐ lai hén jiǎn dān , qí shí hái yǒu bù shǎo míng táng ne !
phr. The thing looks quite simple but actually there is a lot of know-how behind it.
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zhè jiàn shāng pǐn sì mù fēi mù qí shí shì yòng sù liào zuò de
phr. This commodity seems to be made of wood , but actually it is made of plastic.
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zhè gè wèn tí kàn sì jiǎn dān , qí shí hěn fù zá
phr. This question looks simple, but actually it is very complicated.
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bié kàn zhè huó jiǎn dān , qí shí hén kǎo jiu
phr. It might seem an easy job, but actually it takes a lot of knowledge.
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qí shí rén shēn hén duǎn
phr. In fact, ginseng is very short.
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zhè dào tí qí shí hěn róng yì .
phr. This question is actually very easy.
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wǒ qí shí bú tài liáo jiě tā .
phr. I actually don't know him that well.
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qí shí , wǒ men xiǎng yào pǐn cháng nǐ men suó yǒu bù tóng de qián cài
phr. In fact, we want to taste all of your different appetizers.
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qí shí wó láo bǎn rén hén hǎo .
phr. In fact, my boss is a very good person.