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kě shì
conj./adv. but, yet, however; (used for emphasis) truly, indeed; (used for confirmation in interrogative sentences)
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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zǎo shang shǒu jī xiǎng le, kě shì wǒ méi yǒu tīng jiàn .
phr. The mobile phone rang in the morning, but I did not hear it.
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tā kě shì bái lí tiǎo yī de gē shǒu,shēng yīn tè bié hǎo .
phr. He truly is an extremely outstanding singer with a perfect voice.
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qǐng wèn nín kě shì yào qù shàng hǎi ?
phr. Excuse, are you going to Shanghai?