shì market; city

Made up of [ jīn scarf; towel radical 50, tóu head; lid radical 8]

Related characters

Using jīn : cháng (always) mào (hat)
Using tóu : mǔ (area) jīng (capital) hēng (prosperous) yè (night) yì (also) wáng (to die)

Sounds same

shì (is) shì (matter) shì (life) 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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