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

Ancient observatory

Near to the great Song mountain in Henan lays the Gaocheng observatory that has been active for three thousand years. Astronomical observations were key to setting the Chinese calendar. The main instrument is a stone gnomon that allows heights of stars and planets to be measured to great accuracy.
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Shanghai International Settlement

It is now little known that the great city of Shanghai is a foreign invention, this is due to Chinese pride and a wish to forget the humiliation of the past. When Britain took Shanghai in 1842 it was a small fishing town, in 1854 a wise move made the trading port an International Settlement technically independent of any foreign power but dominated by the British. Trade flourished and was called a 'Model Settlement' with foreign powers and local Chinese working in harmony. By 1920 it had grown to 3,000,000 people and called the 'Paris of the East'. Its foreign past caused the Communist government to shut down many businesses in the period to 1975, since which time it has flourished and grown again.
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