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 shì variant of 是[shi4] / (used in given names)
Results beginning with 是
 shì fǒu whether (or not) / if / is or isn't
 shì yǐ therefore / thus / so
 shì de yes, that's right / variant of 似的[shi4 de5]
 shì fēi right and wrong / quarrel
 shì gù therefore / so / consequently
 shì bù shì is or isn't / yes or no / whether or not
 shì wèi r (of food) to have the right taste / (of people) to feel at ease
 shì fēi fēn míng to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
 shì fēi qū zhí lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom) / fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons
 Shì dé Kē jì Keysight Technologies (instrumentation company)
 shì fēi bù fēn unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
 shì fēi mò biàn unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
 shì shá shuō shá call a spade a spade (idiom)
 shì yào sān fēn dú every medicine has its side effect
 shì fēi zì yǒu gōng lùn to determine right and wrong based on public opinion (idiom) / Public opinion will judge what's right and wrong.
 shì kě rěn , shú bù kě rěn if this can be tolerated, what cannot? (idiom) / enough is enough
 jiù shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
 hái shi or / still / nevertheless / had better
 bù shì no / is not / not
 bú shi fault / blame
 dàn shì but / however
 zhǐ shì merely / simply / only / but
 kě shì but / however / (used for emphasis) indeed
 zhēn shi indeed / truly / (coll.) (used to express disapproval, annoyance etc about sth)
 zǒng shì always
 ér shì rather
 zhèng shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
 què shì nevertheless / actually / the fact is ...
 nà shi (coll.) of course / naturally / indeed
 yào shi if
 huò shì or / either one or the other
 suàn shì considered to be / at last
便 biàn shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
 dào shi contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
 ruò shì if
 lǎo shi always
 fán shì each and every / every / all / any
 jì shì is both ...(and...) / since / as / being the case that
 nǎi shì equivalent to either 是[shi4] or 就是[jiu4 shi4]
 yú shì thereupon / as a result / consequently / thus / hence
 suī shì although / even though / even if
 rú shì thus
 yìng shì just / simply / stubbornly / really
 guāng shì solely / just
 jìn shì to be full of / completely
 shà shì extremely / very
 qiú shì to seek the truth
 héng shi probably / most likely
 lì shì see 利事[li4 shi4]
 què shì certainly
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 tè bié shì especially
 yóu qí shì especially / most of all / above all / in particular
 yě jiù shì that is / i.e.
 shén me shì what is ...?
 kě bu shì that's just the way it is / exactly!
 yào bu shì if it were not for / but for
 yǒu de shì have plenty of / there's no lack of
 jiù shì shuō in other words / that is
 wèi de shì for the sake of / for the purpose of
 yú shì hū therefore
 mò bù shì probably / perhaps / could it be that...?
 rě shì fēi to stir up trouble
 ā shì xué painful point (in acupuncture) / ashi point / tender spot
 bù shì huà see 不像話|不像话[bu4 xiang4 hua4]
 bù shì ma isn't that so?
 duō de shì there's no shortage / there are plenty
 nà dào shi Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
 péi bú shi to apologize
 shén me shì what is ...?
 shì qiú shì to seek the truth from facts
 yǒu dào shì as they say, ... / as the saying goes, ...
 yuán yīn shì the reason is ...
 zhēn shi de Really! (interj. of annoyance or frustration)
 yě jiù shì shuō in other words / that is to say / so / thus
 shí shì qiú shì to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic
 zì yǐ wéi shì to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated
 bǐ bǐ jiē shì can be found everywhere
 yī wú shì chù not one good point / everything about it is wrong
 sì shì ér fēi apparently right but actually wrong / specious (idiom)
 tóu tóu shì dào clear and logical
 kǒu shì xīn fēi duplicity / hypocrisy (idiom)
 wéi lì shì tú to seek nothing but profit (idiom) / personal profit before everything / self-seeking
 rě shì shēng fēi to stir up trouble
 mò zhōng yī shì unable to reach a decision (idiom) / cannot agree on the right choice / no unanimous decision / still a matter of discussion
 míng biàn shì fēi to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
 wéi lì shì tú variant of 唯利是圖|唯利是图[wei2 li4 shi4 tu2]
 bān nòng shì fēi to incite a quarrel (idiom) / to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
 gè xíng qí shì each one does what he thinks is right (idiom) / each goes his own way
 diān dǎo shì fēi to invert right and wrong
 bù shì wèi r not the right flavor / not quite right / a bit off / fishy / queer / amiss / feel bad / be upset
 zì xíng qí shì to act as one thinks fit / to have one's own way
 fǔ shí jí shì see 俯拾皆是[fu3 shi2 jie1 shi4]
 dú xíng qí shì to go one's own way (idiom) / to act independently without asking others
 hùn xiáo shì fēi to confuse right and wrong (idiom)
 jiàn fēng shì yǔ lit. see the wind and assume it will rain (idiom) / fig. gullible / to believe whatever people suggest
 jī fēi chéng shì a wrong repeated becomes right (idiom) / a lie or an error passed on for a long time may be taken for the truth
 rú shì wǒ wén so I have heard (idiom) / the beginning clause of Buddha's quotations as recorded by his disciple, Ananda (Buddhism)
 wéi mìng shì cóng to follow obediently
 wù shì rén fēi things have remained the same, but people have changed
西 bù shì dōng xi (derog.) to be a good-for-nothing / worthless nobody / no-good
 bù shì zī wèi to be upset / to feel disgusted
 bù xìng de shì unfortunately
 chén mò shì jīn Silence is golden. (idiom)
 fǔ shí jiē shì lit. so numerous that one could just bend down and pick them up (idiom) / fig. extremely common / easily available
 jiǎ jià ruò shì if / supposing that...
 liáo shì shēng fēi to stir up trouble / to provoke angry exchange
 mǎ shǒu shì zhān to follow blindly (idiom) / to take as one's only guide
 shì shí qiú shì to seek the truth from facts
 tiǎo bō shì fēi to incite a quarrel (idiom) / to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
 wéi mìng shì tīng see 唯命是從|唯命是从[wei2 ming4 shi4 cong2]
 yī shēn shì dǎn devoid of fear (idiom) / intrepid
 zhòng yào de shì It is important (that) ... / The (important) point is ...
 bù shì chī sù de not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
 bù shì wán er de It's no joke.
 jiāng shì lǎo de là see 薑還是老的辣|姜还是老的辣[jiang1 hai2 shi4 lao3 de5 la4]
 tīng fēng jiù shì yǔ lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
 wǒ yě shì zuì le (Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
便 yǒu nǎi biàn shì niáng lit. whoever provides milk is your mother (idiom) / fig. to follow whoever is feeding you / to put one's loyalties where one's interests lie
 yǒu nǎi jiù shì niáng see 有奶便是娘[you3 nai3 bian4 shi4 niang2]
 zhī shi jiù shì lì liang Knowledge is power, slogan originally due to Francis Bacon 弗蘭西斯·培根|弗兰西斯·培根
 tīng jiàn fēng jiù shì yǔ lit. on hearing wind, to say rain / to agree uncritically with whatever people say / to parrot other people's words / to chime in with others
 jiāng hái shì lǎo de là ginger gets spicier as it gets older (idiom) / the older, the wiser
 qián shì wàn è zhī yuán Money is the root of all evil.
 rén shì tiě fàn shì gāng one can't function properly on an empty stomach (idiom) / an empty sack cannot stand upright
 tuán jié jiù shì lì liang unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
 zhí de zhù yì de shì it's worth noting that...
 bù shì yuān jiā bù jù tóu destiny will make enemies meet (idiom) / (often said about lovers who have a disagreement)
 jiǎn dào lán lǐ jiù shì cài all is grist that comes to the mill (idiom)
 jiào shòu bì jìng shì jiào shòu professors are (after all) professors
便 nu:3 zǐ wú cái biàn shì dé a woman's virtue is to have no talent (idiom)
 shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ Failure is the mother of success.
 shí jiān shì bǎ shā zhū dāo lit. time is a butcher's knife / fig. time marches on, relentless and unforgiving / nothing gold can stay
 shǒu xīn shǒu bèi dōu shì ròu lit. both the palm and the back of the hand are made of flesh (idiom) / fig. to both be of equal importance / to value both equally
 tān lán shì wàn è zhī yuán Greed is the root of all evil.
 wǔ bǎi nián qián shì yī jiā five hundred years ago we were the same family (idiom) (said of persons with the same surname)
 xiàn zài shì guò qu yào shi Today is the key to the past.
 xū yào shì fā míng zhī mǔ Necessity is the mother of invention (European proverb).
 yī shì yī , èr shì èr lit. one is one, two is two (idiom) / fig. things are (or ought to be) perfectly clear-cut / unequivocal
 jiǎn jié shì zhì huì de líng hún Brevity is the soul of wit (from Polonius' 波洛涅斯 / speech in Hamlet II:2 哈姆雷特).
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 hú lu lǐ mài de shì shén me yào what has (he) got up (his) sleeve? / what's going on?
 kǔ hǎi wú biān , huí tóu shì àn The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head to see the shore (idiom). Only Buddhist enlightenment can allow one to shed off the abyss of worldly suffering. / Repent and ye shall be saved!
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 bù shì yī jiā rén bù jìn yī jiā mén people who don't belong together, don't get to live together (idiom) / marriages are predestined / people marry because they share common traits
 kē xué jì shù shì dì yī shēng chǎn lì Science and technology is the number one productive force (from 1978 speech by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 / introducing the Four Modernizations 四個現代化|四个现代化).
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 huàn nàn zhī jiāo cái shì zhēn zhèng de péng you a friend in need is a friend indeed (English proverb) / cf idiom 患難之交|患难之交, a friend in need
 shí jiàn shì jiǎn yàn zhēn lǐ de wéi yī biāo zhǔn Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
 qián bù shì wàn néng de méi qián shì wàn wàn bù néng de Money isn't everything but without money you have nothing. (idiom)
 shuō shì yī huí shì , zuò yòu shì lìng wài yī huí shì Saying is one thing, doing quite another (idiom)
 céng jīng cāng hǎi nán wéi shuǐ , chú què Wū Shān bù shì yún there are no rivers to one who has crossed the ocean, and no clouds to one who has passed Mount Wu (idiom) / one who has seen the world doesn't stop at small things
 méi guī bù guǎn jiào shá míng , wén qǐ lai zǒng shì xiāng de A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
 shuō shì yī huí shì , ér zuò yòu shì lìng wài yī huí shì see 說是一回事,做又是另外一回事|说是一回事,做又是另外一回事[shuo1 shi4 yi1 hui2 shi4 , zuo4 you4 shi4 ling4 wai4 yi1 hui2 shi4]
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