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Pronunciation : shī
Meaning :
  1. lose. (v)
  2. miss; let slip. (v)
  3. not act according to; neglect; violate. (v)
  4. lose control of. (v)
  5. mistake; defect; mishap. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 5
Traditional :
Usage : 30.4%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
失去
shī qù
: lose
2.
失望
shī wàng
: dissappointment; let down
3.
失败
shī bài
: to be defeated; to lose; to fail (e.g. experiments); failure
4.
失踪
shī zōng
: be missing
5.
消失
xiāo shī
: to disappear; to fade away
6.
损失
sǔn shī
: loss; damage
7.
迷失
mí shī
: lost; not knowing one’s location
Sentences:
1. She lost her job.
shī le gōng zuò
: she
失去 : lose
: particle indicating that something has happened
工作 : job
2. lose touch with old schoolmates.
lǎo tóng xué shī le lián
: with
老同学 : old schoolmates
失去 : lost
: particle indicating that something has happened
联系 : contact; touch
3. The fans have lost all hope in the Brazil football team.
qiú duì qiú duì yǒng yuǎn shī wàng le
西
球迷 : (ball) fan
: to
巴西 : Brazil
足球队 : football team
永远 : forever
失望 : dissappointment; let down
: modal particle intensifying preceding clause
4. Failure is the mother of success.
shī bài nǎi chéng gōng zhī
失败 : failure
: is
成功 : success
: subordinate particle
: mother
5. The satellite launch was unsuccessful.
wèi xīng shè shī bài le
卫星 : satellite
发射 : launch
失败 : fail
: particle indicating that something has happened
6. Life can be taken away from us in the wink of an eye.
shēng mìng zài zhǎ yǎn jiān xiāo shī
生命 : life
可以 : can
: at
眨眼 : short time
: between
消失 : to disappear; to fade away
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