Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: shi4
Zhuyin: ㄕˋ
English Meaning: 1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that 4. (old) this, this thing 5. (particle emphasizing the word following it) 6. (particle showing agreement) 7. true, correct
German Meaning: ja, ist, bist, bin
Spanish Meaning: sí

Example Sentences:

wo3 de5 ming2 zi5 shi4 ma3 li4.
My name is Mary.
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wo3 ge1 ge5 de5 ming2 zi5 shi4 jie2 ke4.
My older brother's name is Jack.
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zhe4 dao4 cai4 shi4 shei2 zhu3 de5? hen3 hao3 chi1.
Who prepared this dish? It's delicious.
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jin1 tian1 shi4 ni3 de5 sheng1 ri4 ma5?
Is today your birthday?
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他是一個酒鬼, 很難改變。
他是一个酒鬼, 很难改变。
ta1 shi4 yi2 ge5 jiu3 gui3, hen3 nan2 gai3 bian4.
He is an alcoholic, it's very difficult to change that.
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她在打噴嚏, 一定是感冒了。
她在打喷嚏, 一定是感冒了。
ta1 zai4 da3 pen1 ti4, yi2 ding4 shi4 gan3 mao4 le5.
She is sneezing, it must be the flu.
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今天是星期六, 我們不上班。
今天是星期六, 我们不上班。
jin1 tian1 shi4 xing1 qi2 liu4, wo3 men5 bu4 shang4 ban1.
Today is Saturday, we don't work.
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