是否 shì fǒu: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

是否 (shì fǒu) English Meaning

  • whether (or not)
  • if
  • is or isn’t

Traditional Characters:  是否

是 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

否 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 问问他是否能来。
    Wèn wèn tā shìfǒu néng lái.
    Ask him whether he can come or not.
  • 他问我是否很忙?
    Tā wèn wǒ shìfǒu hěn máng?
    He asked me whether I was busy.
  • 我的眼跳是否明显?
    Wǒ de yǎn tiào shìfǒu míngxiǎn?
    Is the twitch in my eyes noticeable?
  • 警察问我是否有枪。
    Jǐngchá wèn wǒ shìfǒu yǒu qiāng.
    The police asked me if I had a gun.
  • 我不在乎是否下雪。
    Wǒ bùzàihū shìfǒu xià xuě.
    I don’t care if it snows.
  • 我不知道他是否爱我。
    Wǒ bù zhīdào tā shìfǒu ài wǒ.
    I wonder if he loves me.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

是 (shì): to be; yes

  • (rì): sun
  • (zhèng): just (right); main; upright; straight; correct; positive; greater than zero; principle; to correct; to rectify
HSK 4 fou 3

否 (fǒu): to negate; to deny; not

  •  (bù): (negative prefix); not; no
  •  (kǒu): mouth

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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 否

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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