Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: shi1
English Meaning: 1. to lose, to miss, to fail 2. loss 3. a fault, a mistake
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ta1 zai4 zhe4 ci4 de5 shou3 shu4 zhong1 shi1 le5 hen3 duo1 xie3.
She lost a lot of blood during this operation.
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sai4 weng1 shi1 ma3, yan1 zhi1 fei1 fu2.
A loss may turn out to be a gain. (lit. the old man lost his horse, but it all turned out for the best)
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