shí real; true; honest

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


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


事实胜于雄辩 shì shí shèng yú xióng biàn Better to act than just talk about it
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