shì matter; thing; item

Made up of [ jué 'vertical hook' radical 6, kǒu mouth radical 30]

Note

Represented by two hands acting in trust or holding a stylus in a hand while recording words
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses kǒu component: bā (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) gào (to tell) gè (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) gǔ (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) hé (to close) hé (together) hē (drink) hēng (prosperous) hòu (behind) huí (to circle) huò (maybe) jí (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jiù (fault) jù (sentence) jú (office) jūn (monarch) kā (coffee) kě (can) lìng (other) mǎ (?) mìng (life) míng (to call (birds)) míng (name) ne (and you?) pí (hops) pǐn (article) rú (as) shàng (still) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) xǐ (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yǎo (to bite) yòu (right) yǔ (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (to know) zhī (one) zhōu (circuit) zú (foot)

Sounds same

shì (is) 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) shī (to grant) 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 事
Stroke order for character 事, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

好人好事 haǒ rén haǒ shì Pleasant person who behaves well
今日事,今日毕 jīn rì shì, jīn rì bì Finish the current job before starting something new
没做亏心事,不怕鬼叫门 méi zuò kuī xīn shì, bù pà guǐ jiào mén If you have done nothing wrong, there is no worry over retribution
事倍功半 shì bèi gōng bàn Work with care rather than speed
事实胜于雄辩 shì shí shèng yú xióng biàn Better to act than just talk about it
无事不登三宝殿 wú shì bū dēng sān bǎo diàn Often it is obvious when somebody is after something

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