Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: shi4
Zhuyin: ㄕˋ
English Meaning: 1. thing, matter, affair 2. job, work
German Meaning: Sache, Angelegenheit
Spanish Meaning: el asunto, cosa
Classifier: (jian4)
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Example Sentences:

ta1 zhen1 de5 bu4 zhi1 dao4 zhe4 jian4 shi4.
She really did not know about this.
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ni3 wei4 shen2 me5 mei2 lai2? fa1 sheng1 le5 shen2 me5 shi4?
Why didn't you come? What happened?
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他有心事, 所以注意力沒辦法集中。
他有心事, 所以注意力没办法集中。
ta1 you3 xin1 shi4, suo3 yi3 zhu4 yi4 li4 mei2 ban4 fa3 ji2 zhong1.
He has something weighing on his mind, therefore cannot focus.
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zhe4 jian4 shi4 jin4 xing2 de5 hen3 shun4 li4.
This matter is progressing very smoothly
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wo3 shang4 ci4 qu4 lun2 dun1 da4 yue1 shi4 yi4 nian2 qian2 de5 shi4 le5.
The last time I went to London was about a year ago.
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zhe4 jian4 shi4 gao3 de5 wo3 yi2 ge5 tou2 liang3 ge5 da4.
This matter is giving me a headache.
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萬事具備, 只欠東風。
万事具备, 只欠东风。
wan4 shi4 ju4 bei4, zhi3 qian4 dong1 feng1.
Everything is ready, all we need is an east wind. (only one thing is missing to get started)
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