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The Chinese word shei - 谁 - shéi
(who in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced shuí. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

who, anyone

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 谁 ( shéi ) correctly?"

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Chinese characters  ( shei / shéi ) with pronunciation (English translation: who )
谁 ( shei / shéi ) in traditional characters

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

person  |  language(>to ask)
谁 ( shei / shéi ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 446)
Chinese example words containing the character 谁 ( shei / shéi )
shéi de ( 谁的 )

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