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总是 zǒng shì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

总是 (zǒng shì) English Meaning

  • always

Traditional Characters: 總是

总 forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

是 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 他总是在笑。
    Tā zǒng shì zàixiào.
    He’s always smiling.
  • 我总是说好!
    Wǒ zǒng shì shuō hǎo!
    I always say yes!
  • 总是在下雨。
    Zǒng shì zài xià yǔ.
    It’s always raining.
  • 我总是饿了。
    Wǒ zǒng shì èle.
    I’m always hungry.
  • 他总是上网。
    Tā zǒng shì shàngwǎng.
    He is always online.
  • 他总是要钱。
    Tā zǒng shì yào qián.
    He is always asking for money.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

总 (zǒng): always; to assemble; gather; total; overall; head; chief; general; in every case

  • (ha): eight / separate
  • (kǒu): mouth
  • (xīn): heart

是 (shì): to be; yes

  • (rì): sun
  • (zhèng): just (right); main; upright; straight; correct; positive; greater than zero; principle; to correct; to rectify

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 总

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 是

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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