shì clan name; maiden name


Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 83 used in: zhǐ (paper)

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Sounds same

shì (is) shì (matter) shì (market) shì (life) shì (spirit) shì (bachelor) shì (to show)

Different tone

shī (lion) shī shī (to lose) shī (corpse) shí (ten) shí (time) shí (rock) shí (real) shí (food) shí (eat) shǐ (history) shǐ (to begin) shǐ (arrow) shǐ (pig)

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stroke order for 氏
Stroke order for character 氏, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
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All about the history, health benefits of Chinese cuisine; also the etiquette of formal banquets. We also highlight the many regional specialities that can be found throughout China.
Tue 3rd Jan

Firecracker ban

When Mr. Li set off 20,000 firecrackers to celebrate moving into his new, luxury house in Ziazing Zhejiang he was one of the first people to end up with a fine. Firecrackers have for centuries been used to celebrate festivals, birthdays and many other events. Concerns about air pollution and just as important noise pollution have led to some cities imposing bans. It will be interesting to see whether fines will be imposed on Chinese New Year which is now less than four weeks away.


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