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English Definitionrather
Simplified Script而是
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄦˊ ㄕˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ji4si6
Word Decomposition
érand; as well as; and so; but (not); yet (not); (indicates causal relation); (indicates change of state); (indicates contrast)
shìis; are; am; yes; to be

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
而且érqiě(not only ...) but also; moreover; in addition; furthermore
而已éryǐthat's all; nothing more
而后érhòuafter that; then
而今érjīnnow; at the present (time)
而言éryánwith regard to (preceding phrase)
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
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