One of the most used and simple words to say yes in Chinese is 是 [shì], it means 对 [duì]-right, 正确 [zhèng què]-correct, express one’s agreement, approval and obedience. It is often used in response to questions that contain 是 [shì]. Here to learn "How To Say Yes In Chinese?". For example:
Yes in Chinese: 是 Yes in pinyin: [shì] Tone: Fourth Radical: 日 Traditional Form: 是 Stroke Count: 9 Structure: Up to down Usage: ★★★★★
The glyph evolution of yes in Chinese 是 [shì]
The glyph contrast of yes in Chinese 是 [shì]
The order of strokes of yes in Chinese 是 [shì]
Calligraphy of yes in Chinese 是 [shì]
Other variations to say yes in Chinese
1. 对 [duì] means “right” or 没错 [méi cuò] means “not wrong” or 正确 [zhèng què] means “correct”. These are other common ways to say “yes” in Chinese. They are often used to agree with someone else’s statement or opinion. They are very similar to 是 [shì]. In many cases, they can be interchanged.
nǐ shì lì lì ma ？
Are you Lily?
duì/méicuò/ zhèng què。
2. 好 [hǎo] - good, OK. This is another expression to say “yes” in Chinese.
wǒ néng jiè yī xià nǐ de zì xíng chē ma ？
Can I borrow your bike?
3.可以 [kě yǐ] - OK, can, may. or 行 [xíng] ok; all right. These phrases are other ways to express the affirmative in Chinese. They’re often used when asking for or giving permission to do something.
wǒ kě yǐ yòng yī xià nǐ de bǐ me ？
May I use your pen?
kě yǐ/ xíng。
4. 嗯 [èn] or 嗯嗯 [ènèn] - Um, OK. It is an informal affirmative response similar to “yeah” or “uh-huh” in English. It’s often used to express agreement in informal communication among friends.