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

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