是 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

是 in English

shì

  • to be
  • yes

HSK levels

Components

  • (rì): sun
  • (zhèng): just (right); main; upright; straight; correct; positive; greater than zero; principle; to correct; to rectify;

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : life; age; generation; era; world; lifetime; epoch; descendant; noble;
  • : archaic variant of 世[shi4];
  • : matter; thing; item; work; affair; CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1];
  • : to serve as an official; an official; the two chess pieces in Chinese chess guarding the 'general' or 'king' 將|将[jiang4];
  • : to seem; to appear; to resemble; similar; -like; pseudo-; (more) than;
  • : to serve; to attend upon;
  • : power; influence; potential; momentum; tendency; trend; situation; conditions; outward appearance; sign; gesture; male genitals;
  • : addicted to; fond of; stem corresponding to -phil or -phile;
  • : to devour; to bite;
  • : member of the senior ministerial class (old); scholar (old); bachelor; honorific; first class military rank; specialist worker;
  • : majestic manner; red; angry;
  • : room; work unit; grave; scabbard; family or clan; one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy;
  • : market; city; CL:個|个[ge4];
  • : type; form; pattern; style;
  • : to murder a superior; to murder one's parent;
  • : accustomed to; habit;
  • : to rely on; mother (formal);
  • : door pivot;
  • : to wipe;
  • : to hold; to grasp;
  • : persimmon (fruit);
  • : (tree);
  • : clan name; maiden name;
  • : bank; shore; name of a river;
  • : to show; to reveal;
  • : divine by stalk;
  • : to lick; to lap (up);
  • : to grow; to transplant;
  • : to sting; also pr. [zhe1];
  • : to look at; to regard; to inspect;
  • : oath; vow; to swear; to pledge;
  • : to examine; to judge;
  • : to test; to try; experiment; examination; test;
  • : posthumous name or title; to confer a posthumous title;
  • : to borrow; to buy on credit; to rent out;
  • : crossbar in carriage front;
  • : to fit; suitable; proper; just (now); comfortable; well; to go; to follow or pursue;
  • : (of time) to pass; to die;
  • : suitable
  • : Japanese variant of 釋|释;
  • : to explain; to release; Buddha (abbr. for 釋迦牟尼|释迦牟尼[Shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2]); Buddhism;
  • : cerium (chemistry);
  • : decoration; ornament; to decorate; to adorn; to hide; to conceal (a fault); excuse (to hide a fault); to play a role (in opera); to impersonate;

Sentences examples with 是

  • 大杯子是我的。
    Dà bēizi shì wǒ de.
  • 你的名字是什么?
    Nǐ de míngzì shì shénme?
  • 我的医生是一个好人。
    Wǒ de yīshēng shì yīgè hǎorén.
  • 我爸爸是医生。
    Wǒ bàba shì yīshēng.
  • 我不是学生。
    Wǒ bùshì xuéshēng.

Words containing 是, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (shì): to be; yes

HSK 2 vocabulary list

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list