shì clan name; maiden name


Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 83 used in: zhǐ (paper)

< Previous radical 82 máo Next radical 84 >

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)

< Previous shì Next shì >

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

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Xīng xīng zhī huǒ kě yǐ liáo yuán [xing xing zhi huo ke yi liao yuan]
spark's fire can burn plain
A spark can burn a whole plain
Need for great care and meticulous planning
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