Translation Service/Contact@Andres

Search Chinese symbols/words through this site:

Index of Chinese Phrases and Vocabulary
with mp3 audio pronunciations and related video instruction lesson


The following video demonstrates each syllable of the pinyin structure
and the exercise of pinyin/zhuyin with basic Chinese 4-tune pronunciation

Mandarin pinyin tunes
Click the framed calligraphic Chinese symbol icons
to link more related multi-character Chinese words!

retroflex tunes in Mandarin

shī, shí, shǐ, shì

first tune

shī

lose
fail to; fault; mistake

shī

teacher; master

shī

Shifu; kung fu master

師父

shi fù

teacher; master

shī

father

lion

shī

poem; poetry

shī

corpse

shī

wet; damp; moist; humid

shī

give; bestow
act; carry out

shī

almsgiving; give alms

施捨

shī shě

give; bestow

shī

give alms

shě

Chinese characters also pronunced shī


second tune

shí

ten; number 10

shí

stone; rock

shí

time; hour

shí

true; real
actual; practical

shí

eat; food

shí

food; foodstuffs
eatables; provisions

食物

shí wù

eat; food

shí

stuff

Chinese characters also pronunced shí


third tune

shǐ

history

shǐ

history; historical

歷史

lì shǐ

go through

history

shǐ

envoy; messenger

使

shǐ

angel

天使

tiān shǐ

heaven

tiān

messenger

使

shǐ

start; beginning

shǐ

begin; start; commence

開始

kāi shǐ

open

kāi

start; beginning

shǐ

Chinese characters also pronunced shǐ


fourth tune

shì

specialist
learned person; trained person

shì

world; generation

shì

world

世界

shì jiè

world

shì

domain

jiè

yes
correct; right
is; are; was; were

shì

right and wrong

是,非

shì fēi

yes; right

shì

not; wrong

fēi

show; display
notify; indicate

shì

thing; affair; matter

shì

city
market

shì

room; chamber

shì

style; type; form; mode

shì

try; test

shì

trend; tendency
power; strength
momentum; influence

shì

fit; fitting
suit; suitable

shì

gone; die; pass away

shì

see; look at

shì

vow; oath

shì

adorn; decorate

shì

decorate; decoration
ornament; adornment

裝飾

zhuāng shì

install

zhuāng

adorn; decorate

shì

sense; sensation
know; recognize

shì

dknowledge

知識

zhī shì

know

zhī

sense; know

shì

Chinese characters also pronunced shì



Back to Top