shì
n./v. oath, vow; to take an oath, to pledge, to swear
    to say, to talk; speech, word; character, word, sentence
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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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shì yán
n. oath, pledge
fā shì
v. to vow, to swear
xuān shì
v. take an oath, swear an oath, make a vow
méng shì
v./n. to make a pledge; oath, oath of alliance
xìn shì dàn dàn
phr. pledge in all sincerity and seriousness
shì bù fán huǐ
phr. to vow not to break one's oath