shì
v./adj. to be; correct, right
Other meanings
[shì]   n./pro. truth, correct judgment; (lit.) this, that
    sun
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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.
EXAMPLES
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zhè shì shén me ?
phr. What is this?
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wǒ shì měi guó rén .
phr. I am American.
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nà gè bēi zi shì wǒ de .
phr. That cup is mine.
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nǐ shuō de shì
phr. You are right.
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zhè shì jiǎn dāo .
phr. These are scissors.
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dà lóu qián miàn shì yí gè guáng chǎng
phr. In front of the building there is a square.