shī to lose; to miss; to fail

Made up of [ big; great; large; very radical 37, 丿 piě 'slash' radical 4]

Note

Ancient picture of something falling from a person's hand and hence 'to lose something' or 'to fail'
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using : tiān (sky) tài (too) qìng (celebrate) fū (husband) tóu (head) mò (do not) shí (real) měi (beautiful) qí (strange) yāng (center)
Using 丿 piě : shǎo (less) hū (at) nǎi (to be) wù (do not) yì (justice) lè (music) zhī (him) zú (clan) jiǔ (long time) me (what) dì (younger brother) wù (fifth (ordinal))

Sounds same

shī (lion) shī shī (corpse)

Different tone

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

城门失火,殃及池鱼 chéng mén shī huó, yāng jí chí yú A drastic action may unintentionally affect other people. Show consideration for all
塞翁失马,安知非福 sài wēng shī mǎ, ān zhī fēi fú A setback may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
失败是成功之母 shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ Learning from mistakes
志不可慢时不可失 zhì bù kě màn shí bù kě shī Keep hold of your hopes and dreams, waste no time in achieving them
智者千虑必有一失 zhì zhě qiān l? bì yǒu yī shī One small mistake does not discredit a wise person

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