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

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