shí ten; 10


Like the roman numeral X it may represent the completion of the decimal count
Number of strokes 2


Index 24 used in: bàn (half) ; dé (virtue) ; gǔ (ancient) ; zài (to carry) ; mài (sell) ; shén (what) ; zhī (to support) ; dùn (shield) ; zhí (straight) ; zǎo (early)

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Sounds same

shí (time) shí (rock) shí (real) shí (food) shí (eat)

Different tone

shī (lion) shī shī (to lose) shī (corpse) shǐ (history) shǐ (to begin) shǐ (arrow) shǐ (pig) shì (is) shì (matter) shì (market) shì (life) shì (spirit) shì (bachelor) shì (clan name) shì (to show)

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stroke order for 十
Stroke order for character 十, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


十堰 Shiyan, Hubei


三十六计,走为上策 sān shí liù jì, zǒu wéi shàng cè Sometimes it is best to avoid conflict altogether. Flight can be the best option
十年树木,百年树人 shí nián shù mù, bǎi nián shù rén Studying may be slow and arduous but is worth it
十全十美 shí quán shí měi Perfection; Faultless
五十步笑一百步 wǔ shí bù xiào yī bǎi bù Being complacent about the future. Believing a job done when only half done.
笑一笑,十年少 xiào yī xiào, shí nián shào Happiness is the best cosmetic


四十五个人 sì shí wǔ gè rén 45 people
八点十分 bā diǎn shí fēn 10 past 8
五百五十三 wǔ bǎi wǔ shí sān 553


十二章纹 shí èr zhāng wén Imperial Insignia
The Chinese Emperor

The Chinese Emperor


The institution of Emperor, as head of the Chinese family of people, lasted for thousands of years and to some extent lives on in the Presidency. In China there has been great respect for the Emperor/President who in turn is expected to rule wisely with the best interests of his subjects in mind. To early European visitors to China the structure was considered close to the ideal form of society.

Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide Phrasebook

book cover A well organised and useful phrasebook. Very useful for a business traveler or tourist. It has a dictionary of words and phrases with Chinese mandarin and characters as well as a shorter pinyin to English guide. This is followed by dialogue suggestions for common encounters: shopping, traveling and dining.
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