shì is; yes; correct

Made up of [ sun; day radical 72, zhèng correct; straight; upright ]

Note

Combines the character for 'correct' and the sun at midday
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses component: bái (bright) céng (once) chāng (prosperous) chūn (spring) dàn (dawn) hūn (to marry) jiàn (gap) jiān (between) jǐng (bright) jiù (old) míng (bright) mò (do not) pǔ (general) qíng (clear sky) shí (time) shǔ (heat) wǎn (evening) xiāng (fragrant) xīng (star) yáng (yang) yì (easy) yīn (sound) yǐng (picture) zǎo (early) zhào (according to) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)
Also uses zhèng component: zhēng (journey)

Sounds same

shì (matter) shì (market) shì (life) shì (spirit) shì (bachelor) shì (clan name) shì (to show) shì (room)

Different tone

shī (lion) shī shī (to lose) shī (corpse) shī (poem) 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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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

姜是老的辣 jiāng shì lǎo de là Experience gives wisdom
口是心非 kǒu shì xīn fēi To say the opposite of what you really think
失败是成功之母 shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ Learning from mistakes
头头是道 tóu tóu shì daò Logically and rigorously argued

Phrases

tā shì měi guó rén She is an American
tā mén bù shì fǎ guó rén They are not French
nǐ shì yīng guó rén mǎ Are you English?
zhè shì wǒ de zhāng piào This is my ticket
hái shì Or
Chinese proverb

Proverb

滥竽充数
Làn yú chōng shù [lan yu chong shu]
excessive yu pipe supply fate
Passing oneself off as a proficient Yu pipe player
Pretending to be well qualified for a job
Jack of all trades, master of none
double happiness

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