Chinese Traditional: 總是
Chinese Simplified: 总是
Pinyin: zong3 shi4
Zhuyin: ㄗㄨㄥˇ ㄕˋ
English Meaning: always

Example Sentences:

台北的冬天總是下很多雨。
台北的冬天总是下很多雨。
tai2 bei3 de5 dong1 tian1 zong3 shi4 xia4 hen3 duo1 yu3.
We always get a lot of rain in Taipei in the winter.
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為什麼你總是遲到?
为什么你总是迟到?
wei4 shen2 me5 ni3 zong3 shi4 chi2 dao4?
Why are you always late?
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我女兒在學校的成績總是很好。
我女儿在学校的成绩总是很好。
wo3 nü3 er2 zai4 xue2 xiao4 de5 cheng2 ji1 zong3 shi4 hen3 hao3.
My daughter always gets good grades in school.
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我覺得鄰居的狗精神有問題 - 牠總是吠個不停!
我觉得邻居的狗精神有问题 - 牠总是吠个不停!
wo3 jue2 de5 lin2 ju1 de5 gou3 jing1 shen2 you3 wen4 ti2- ta1 zong3 shi4 fei4 ge5 bu4 ting2!
I think the neighbours' dog has mental health issues - he is barking all the time!
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他上班時總是打著領帶。
他上班时总是打着领带。
ta1 shang4 ban1 shi2 zong3 shi4 da3 zhe5 ling3 dai4.
He always wears a tie at work.
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他在感情方面總是運氣不佳。
他在感情方面总是运气不佳。
ta1 zai4 gan3 qing2 fang1 mian4 zong3 shi4 yun4 qi4 bu4 jia1.
He's always been unlucky in love.
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世事並不總是表面上的樣子。
世事并不总是表面上的样子。
shi4 shi4 bing4 bu4 zong3 shi4 biao3 mian4 shang4 de5 yang4 zi5.
Things aren't always what they seem.
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Related Words:

 

zǒng

1. total, overall, general 2. always, in every case 3. to assemble, to gather 4. head, chief

Here: always, in every case

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shì

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

Here: to be (is, are, am, was, were)

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