Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 是


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Meaning

correct, indeed, to be:am/is

Pronunciation

shì

Explanation

Top: sun , bottom: correct (To stop at the line is correct.)

Mnemonic

The sun looks correct: This is indeed correct!

Radicals

correct, right
sun, day
correct(Radical 103 stands for clothing or bales of cloth. In the Hanzi-Trainer, it is used synonymously with the correct , because it seems helpful for the explanations and the interpretation clothing/cloth bale would be in conflict with other radicals.)

Vocabulary

是的 shì de yes
而是 ér shì rather
正是 zhèng shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as
实事求是 shí shì qiú shì to seek truth from facts (idiom); to be practical and realistic
倒是 dào shi contrary to what one might expect; actually; contrariwise; why don't you
若是 ruò shì if
既是 jì shì since, as; being the case that
乃是 nǎi shì to be
玫瑰不管叫啥名,闻起来总是香的 méi guī bù guǎn jiào shá míng , wén qǐ lai zǒng shì xiāng de A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

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