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shì

  1. shì verb is / are / am / to be
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: 是 is used in this sense as a copular verb used between two nouns or noun phrases to indicate equality (Ho, 2002, '是' 1; NCCED '是' 2). Use in this form is not common in literary Chinese but was used as early as the Han, (Norman 1988, p. 125) notably in translation of Buddhist texts (Kroll '是' 4). 是 is the fourth most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '是').
  2. shì verb is exactly
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: To connect two words with identical meaning
  3. shì verb is suitable / is in contrast / used for emphasis
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: 是 is used in this sense in front of a noun to emphasize its suitability or contrast (NCCED '是' 4).
  4. shì pronoun this / that / those
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In literary Chinese 是 most often functions as an anaphoric (referring to something previously mentioned) demonstrative pronoun (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 85; NCCED '是' 1; Kroll '是' 1). 是 is also used as an indefinite demonstrative pronoun in literary Chinese (Kroll '是' 2).
  5. shì adverb really / certainly
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In this sense, 是 is used in front of a verb or adjective to emphasize it (NCCED '是' 6). For example, 特别是在大家面前 'especially in front of everybody.'(Lao She, 2003, p. 176)
  6. shì adjective correct / affirmative
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In this sense, 是 is used as an alternative in a question or as the affirmative answer to a question. 是 is used in this sense in both modern and literary Chinese (NCCED '是' 8; Kroll '是' 3).
  7. shì verb to exist
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: 是 is used in this sense rather than 有 in some cases for a specific condition (Ho, 2002, '是' 2).
  8. shì verb used between repetitions of a word
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: 是 is used in this form to indicate a distinction of some kind (NCCED '是' 3). For example, 从此她是她,我是我,再也不吵嘴 'From now on, she will be who she is and I will be who I am but we will not quarrel again.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 205)

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Humanistic Buddhism Series 5 - The Human World and Practice 《人間佛教系列5-人間與實踐》 Humanistic Buddhism: A Blueprint for Life 人間佛教的藍圖 557
The Three Trainings in Humanistic Buddhism 《人間佛教的戒定慧》 Wisdom in Humanistic Buddhism 人間佛教的慧學 428
Treatises on Humanistic Buddhism 《人間佛教論文集》 Humanistic Buddhism and Training in Wisdom 人間佛教的慧學 424
Traces Over the Sky and Ocean 《海天遊踪》 India 印度 375
The Three Trainings in Humanistic Buddhism 《人間佛教的戒定慧》 Meditative Concentration in Humanistic Buddhism 人間佛教的定學 344
Treatises on Humanistic Buddhism 《人間佛教論文集》 Humanistic Buddhism and Training in Meditation 人間佛教的定學 342
Traces Over the Sky and Ocean 《海天遊踪》 Japan 日本 336
Humanistic Buddhism Series 10 - Humanistic Buddhism Series 10 - Religion and Experience 《人間佛教系列10-宗教與體驗》 From Each Buddhist School and Sect all Kinds of Methods for Cultivation have been Taught 從佛教各宗各派說到各種修持的方法 315
The Three Trainings in Humanistic Buddhism 《人間佛教的戒定慧》 Morality in Humanistic Buddhism 人間佛教的戒學 310
Treatises on Humanistic Buddhism 《人間佛教論文集》 Humanistic Buddhism and Training in Precepts 人間佛教的戒學 307

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