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Featured Article: Conceding a point with "shi" (B1)

是 (shì)

Don't get too cocky, intermediate learners of Chinese. Sure, you've learned a lot of grammar and are well on your way to mastering this super-tricky language, but occasionally even the simplest of words will show up in unfamiliar ways. Take, for example, the verb 是 (shì). It can be used to concede a point. Check out this article: Conceding a point with "shi".

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