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English Definitioninteresting; meaningful; enjoyable; fun
Simplified Script有意思
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinyǒu yìsi
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄡˇ ㄧˋ ㄙ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)jau5 ji3si1
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
yǒuto have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
意思yìsiidea; opinion; meaning; wish; desire; interest; fun; token of appreciation, affection, etc.; to give as a small token; to do something as a gesture of goodwill, etc.

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
有些yǒuxiēsome; somewhat
有名yǒumíngfamous; well-known
有的yǒude(there are) some (who are...); some (exist)
有时候yǒu shíhousometimes
有关yǒuguānto have something to do with; to relate to; related to; to concern; concerning
Words With Same Tail Word    
没意思méi yìsiboring; of no interest
不好意思bùhǎo yìsito feel embarrassed; to find it embarrassing; to be sorry (for inconveniencing somebody)
够意思gòu yìsiwonderful; great; delightful; very kind; generous
好意思hǎo yìsito have the nerve; what a cheek!; to feel no shame; to overcome the shame; (is it) proper? (rhetorical question)
小意思xiǎo yìsismall token; mere trifle (used of one's gifts)
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