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English Definitionright and wrong; quarrel
Simplified Script是非
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕˋ ㄈㄟ
Cantonese (Jyutping)si6fei1
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
shìis; are; am; yes; to be
fēito not be; not; wrong; incorrect; non-; un-; in-; to reproach or blame; (colloquial) to insist on; simply must; abbr. for 非洲, Africa

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
是否shìfǒuwhether (or not); if; is or isn't
是的shìdeyes, that's right; variant of 似的
是以shìyǐtherefore; thus; so
是故shìgùtherefore; so; consequently
是吗shìmais that so?
Words With Same Tail Word    
除非chúfēionly if (..., or otherwise, ...); only when; only in the case that; unless
并非bìngfēireally isn't
无非wúfēionly; nothing else
似是而非sì shì érfēiapparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
南非nánfēiSouth Africa
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