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试 shì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

试 (shì) English Meaning

  • to test
  • to try
  • experiment
  • examination
  • test

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 我必须再考一次试。
    Wǒ bìxū zàikǎo yīcì shì.
    I have to take the test again.
  • 我今天要参加入学试。
    Wǒ jīntiān yào cānjiā rùxué shì.
    I have to take the entrance examination today.
  • 试从不同的角度来看这件事。
    Shì cóng bùtóng de jiǎodù lái kàn zhè jiàn shì.
    Try looking at the affair from a different angle.
  • 我廹不急待要把我拿手的菜拿到锅上一试。
    Wǒ pǎi bù jí dài yào bǎ wǒ náshǒu de cài ná dào guō shàng yī shì.
    I can’t wait to try them out with my favorite recipes.
  • 她在试一件外衣。
    Tā zài shì yī jiàn wàiyī.
    She’s trying on a coat.
  • 我试过去联系汤姆。
    Wǒ shì guòqù liánxì tāngmǔ.
    I’ve tried to contact Tom.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 shi 4 copy
  • (yán): speech
  • (shì): type; form; pattern; style

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 试

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 试卷(shì juàn):  examination paper; test paper; CL:  份(fèn), 张(zhāng)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 尝试(cháng shì):  to try; to attempt; CL:  次(cì)
  • 试图(shì tú):  to attempt; to try
  • 试验(shì yàn):  experiment; test; experimental; CL:  次(cì), 個|个(gè)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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