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总是
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English Definitionalways
Simplified Script总是
Traditional Script總是
Pinyinzǒngshì
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄗㄨㄥˇ ㄕˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zung2si6
Part of Speech(副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
zǒngalways; to assemble; gather; total; overall; head; chief; general; in every case
shìis; are; am; yes; to be

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Words With Same Head Word    
总统zǒngtǒngpresident (of a country)
总理zǒnglǐpremier; prime minister
总结zǒngjiéto sum up; to conclude; summary; résumé
总之zǒngzhīin a word; in short; in brief
总共zǒnggòngaltogether; in sum; in all; in total
Words With Same Tail Word    
但是dànshìbut; however
可是kěshìbut; however; (used for emphasis) indeed
就是jiùshì(emphasizes that something is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as
只是zhǐshìmerely; simply; only; but
于是yúshìthereupon; as a result; consequently; thus; hence
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