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Traditional Chinese
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
shì
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
si6
Short definition is
Usage frequency Very common
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All available English definitions to beCdict iconAdso icon / isCdict icon / amCdict icon / yesCdict icon / areCdict icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: to be
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samemdbg
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: samecdic
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC: is; are; am; yes; to be; AM; IS; Yes; yep
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: is; are; am; yes; to be'
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汤姆(tāng mǔ) Tom (name)
(shì) is
海豚(hǎi tún) dolphin
训练员(xùn liàn yuán) coacher

Tom is a dolphin trainer.

(wǒ) I
(fù) father
(qīnqìng) pro-
(dedì) of
母语(mǔ yǔ) native language
(shì) is
法语(fǎ yǔ) French language
(wǒ) I
母亲的( mǔ qīn de) motherly
(shì) is
英语(yīng yǔ) English

My father is a native French speaker and my mother is a native English speaker.

汤姆(tāng mǔ) Tom (name)
(shì) is
奥运会(ào yùn huì) the Olympics
游泳(yóu yǒng) to swim
运动员(yùn dòng yuán) athlete

Tom was an Olympic swimmer.

德伦特(dé lún tè) Drenthe
方言(fāng yán) dialect
(shì) is
低地(dī dì) lowland
撒克逊(sā kè xùn) Saxon (people)
地区(dì qū) local
(dedì) of
一个(yī gè) a
方言(fāng yán) dialect
(qún) crowd

Drents is a group of variants of the Low Saxon regional language.

脑损伤(nǎo sǔn shāng) brain damage
(shì) is
先天的( xiān tiān de) connate

The brain damage was congenital.

我的( de) my
一个(yī gè) a
兄弟(xiōng dì) brotherly
(shì) is
老师(lǎo shī) teacher
其他(qí tā) the rest
都是(dōushì) all
律师(lv shī) Lawyer

One of my brothers is a teacher and the others are lawyers.

汤姆(tāng mǔ) Tom (name)
(hé) with
玛丽(mǎ lì) Mary or Marie (name)
以前(yǐ qián) ago
(shì) is
朋友(péng you) friend
是吧(shìba)

Tom and Mary used to be friends, right?

(shéi shéi) also pr. shui2
(cái) only then
(shì) is
(wǒ) I
真正的( zhēn zhèng de) really
父母(fù mǔ) parents

Who are my real parents?

U b u n t u
(shì) is
一个(yī gè) a
流行的( liú xíng de) faddy
L i n u x
发行(fā xíng) to release
(bǎn) page

Ubuntu is a popular Linux distribution.

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