shì
char. surname, family name; used after famous persons such as scientists; (lit.) one's kinsfolk
Other meanings
[shì]   radical. clan
[zhī]   char. see 阏氏
丿    slash
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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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shè shì
n. Celsius
xìng shì
n. (lit) family name, surname
shì zú
n. clan
chén shì
n. Chen (a family name); (in old times) a woman whose maiden name is Chen
huá shì
n. Fahrenheit
shén nóng shì
n. Shennong shi, Divine Farmer (legendary ruler of China)
rén shì
n. (appearing in the early stages of vernacular Chinese) person/people native to a place
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zhào shì gū ér
n. "The Orphan of Zhao" (play by dramatist Ji Junxiang in the Yuan Dynasty)