shì life; age; generation

Made up of [ one radical 1]

Note

A picture of three leaves on a branch

Related characters


Using : bǐng (third in order) chǒu (shameful) dé (virtue) huò (maybe) lì (beautiful) qiě (and) yǔ (to give) zhèng (correct) bù (no; not) dàn (dawn) bǎi (hundred)

Sounds same

shì (is) shì (matter) shì (market) shì (spirit) shì (bachelor) shì (clan name) 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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Pronunciation

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

People

袁世凱 Yuan Shikai

Proverbs

花花世界 huā huā shì jiè World seething with life

tā he; she; it

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, yě also; and]

Origin

Combines person with 'also' so giving the notion of someone else
Full information for
China's Ancient Script

China's Ancient Script

Language

The discovery of a huge number of 'oracle bones' has added greatly to the knowledge of the origins of China's written script. It pushes back the written language to at least 3,500 years ago. Careful study of the inscriptions is still revealing information about life in Shang dynasty times.
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