hái shi
conj. or (used when the speaker does not know which one it is)
Other meanings
[hái shi]   adv. still
[hái shi]   adv. had better
[hái shi]   adv. (used to indicate something that is unexpected, with a tone of "to one's surprise")
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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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ní xiǎng hē chá hái shi kā fēi .
phr. Would you like some tea or coffee?
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bú lùn shì bèi hòu hái shì rén qián ,tā dōu bú yì lùn bié rén .
phr. He did not discuss other people, no matter if he was in-front of them or behind their back.
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nǐ shì qù dé guó , hái shi qù fǎ guó ?
phr. Are you going to Germany, or are you going to France?
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tā yì zhí duì mǎi jìn hái shì mài chū yóu yù bù jué
phr. He is hanging between buying and selling.
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nǐ de gǒu shì gōng de , hái shì mǔ de
phr. Is your dog a he or a she?
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nǐ ér zi shì jīn nián hái shì míng nián shàng dà xué ?
phr. Your son goes to college this year or next year?
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shì nǐ shuō le suàn , hái shì tā shuō le suàn ?
phr. Do you have the final say or does he have the final say?