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English Definitionis; are; am; yes; to be
See alsoshì variant of ; (used in given names) (from traditional character )
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(动) As a verb
  1. Be.
  2. Be identical or equivalent to.
  3. Have the quality of being.
    • English synonyms: be
    • Synonyms:
  4. Spend or use time.
  5. Represent, as of a character on stage.
  6. Be.
    • English synonyms: be
    • Synonyms:
  7. Have an existence, be extant.
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