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还是 hái shì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

还是 (hái shì) English Meaning

  • or
  • still
  • nevertheless

Traditional Characters: 還是

还 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.  Please Note:  This character is also pronounced “huán” later in HSK 3 and future HSK levels.

是 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 她还是独身
    Tā háishì dúshēn
    She’s still single.
  • 肉还是鱼?
    ròu háishì yú?
    Meat or fish?
  • 咖啡还是茶?
    Kāfēi háishì chá?
    Coffee or tea?
  • 我还是单身。
    Wǒ háishì dānshēn.
    I’m still single.
  • 你去还是不去?
    Nǐ qù háishì bù qù?
    Are you going or not?
  • 往返还是单程?
    Wǎngfǎn huán shì dānchéng?
    Round trip or one-way?
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Stroke Order & Character Components

还 (hái): (hái) still; still in progress; still more; yet; even more; in addition; fairly; passably (good); as early as; even; also; else; (huán) to pay back; to return; surname Huan

  • (chuò): brisk walking
  • (bù): (negative prefix); not; no

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 还

HSK 2 Word List

  • 还(hái):  still; yet; even more; still more; also; too; as well

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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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