shí real; true; honest

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40, tóu head ]

Note

Combines simplified form of 'roof' over 'head'
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses mián component: ān (peace) bǎo (jewel) dìng (to set) fù (rich) gōng (palace) guān (official) hán (cold) jiā (house) kè (customer) nìng (better) róng (to hold) shì (room) song (Song) tā (it) xué (cave) yí (proper) yuàn (courtyard) zāi (disaster) zì (letter)
Also uses tóu component: mài (sell) mǎi (buy)

Sounds same

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

Different tone

shī (lion) shī shī (to lose) shī (corpse) shī (poem) shī (to grant) 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) shì (room)

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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
华而不实 huá ér bù shí Said of someone is all show and no substance
言过其实 yán guò qí shí Overstate the facts or exaggerate skills. Someone who is a bit of a windbag.

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