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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. Spend or use time.
  2. Represent, as of a character on stage.
  3. Be.
    • English synonyms: be
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  4. Have an existence, be extant.
  5. Be.
  6. Be identical or equivalent to.
  7. Have the quality of being.
    • English synonyms: be
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