shí real; true; honest

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40, big; great; large; very radical 37]

Note

Combines simplified form of 'roof' over 'head'

Related characters


Using mián : ān (peace) tā (it) bǎo (jewel) fù (rich) hán (cold) zāi (disaster) zì (letter) gōng (palace) song (Song) yuàn (courtyard) yí (proper) kè (customer) xué (cave) róng (to hold) jiā (house) guān (official) dìng (to set)
Using : tiān (sky) tài (too) qìng (celebrate) fū (husband) tóu (head) mò (do not) shī (to lose) měi (beautiful) qí (strange) yāng (center)

Sounds same

shí (ten) shí (time) shí (rock) shí (food) shí (eat)

Different tone

shī (lion) shī shī (to lose) shī (corpse) shǐ (history) shǐ (to begin) shǐ (arrow) shǐ (pig) shì (is) shì (matter) shì (market) shì (life) shì (spirit) shì (bachelor) shì (clan name) shì (to show)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

事实胜于雄辩 shì shí shèng yú xióng biàn Better to act than just talk about it
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.

Quintessence of the Nation

Pekiing (Beijing Opera) is considered the supreme art-form as it combines dance, acrobatics, singing, acting, music and comedy. Originally all the actors were men and they started training at a very early age. It would become soon clear what type of role the boy was best suited to and they would play just that role for their whole acting career. The Opera has the barest of sets; the actors have to suggest the action with standard gestures and movable props. The music was considered an integral part of the performance with the musicians occupying a part of the stage playing traditional instruments.
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