Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

还是 (還是) háishì

  1. háishì adverb still / nevertheless
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 仍然 (CC-CEDICT '還是'; Guoyu '還是' 1; Sun 2006, loc. 2061)
  2. háishì adverb had better
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Expressing a preference (CC-CEDICT '還是'; Guoyu '還是' 3)
  3. háishì conjunction or
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: 还是 is used in a question to indicate a choice or in a declaritive sentence to indicate uncertainty between two alternatives (CC-CEDICT '還是').
  4. háishì conjunction or
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 或者 (Guoyu '還是' 2; Sun 2006, loc. 1892)