The Chinese term "shí" matches the English term "ten"

other chinese words that include "shí" : english :
B lìshí Belgium
shí’èryuè December
shìjièy Esperanto
Lièzhîdûnshìdêng Liechtenstein
fûren, nüvshì, tàitai Mrs.
shíyîyuè November
shíyuè October
Kûnshìlán Queensland
Ruìshì Switzerland
lü’shî advocate
miànbâoshî baker
l fàshî, meviróngshî barber
lü’shî barrister-at-law
lü’shî barrister
x z ofáng, x z ojiân, yùshì bathroom
shuìfáng, wòshì bedroom
bàngôngshì bureau
chéngshì city
l ngshìgu n consulate
zuòfàn, chúshî, chúzi cook
lü’shî counsel
zhuànshí diamond
bóshì, dàifu, yîshêng doctor
shíbâ eighteen
bâshí eighty
shíyî eleven
lü’b oshí emerald
diàngông, diànjìshî engineer
shíw fifteen
w shí fifty
sìshí forty
shísì fourteen
l fàshî, meviróngshî hairdresser
shíwàn hundred thousand
jiàoshî, jiàoyuán, l oshî instructor
lü’shî intercessor
yàoshi key
xiûxishì kitchen
fûren, nüvshì, tàitai lady
lü’shî lawyer
shîzi lion
fûren, nüvshì, tàitai madam
chúshî, chúzi male cook
shìch ng, càishìch ng market
shìch ng, càishìch ng marketplace
héshàng, xiûdàoshì, xiûshì monk
shíji nineteen
ji shí ninety
hùshì nurse
bàngôngshì office
dànbàishí opal
shèy ng, shèy ngshî photographer
shî poem
chuánjiàoshì priest
hóngb oshí ruby
shíqî seventeen
qîshí seventy
shíliù sixteen
liùshí sixty
lü’shî solicitor
tou, shítou stone
châojí shìch ng supermarket
jiàoshî, jiàoyuán, l oshî teacher
shísân thirteen
sânshí thirty
chéngshì town
shí’èr twelve
èrshiyî twenty-one
èrshí twenty
shî wet
wêishìjì, wêishìjìji whiskey
wêishìjì, wêishìjìji whisky
gôngzuò, zuò shì work
shìjiè world
yàoshi wrench
duì, duìle, shì, shìde yes


Chinese Writing is Complicated and Ancient
Writing in Chinese is very difficult to master because there is no such thing as an alphabet in the language. Instead, it employs a system of 20,000 characters. To make learning them easier, they can be translated into Roman characters using pinyin. The writing system itself is also one of the oldest in the world. Chinese characters were found on animal bones in 1600 BC. The Latin alphabet wasn’t invented until 1000BC.
Watch Your Tone
Chinese is a tonal language so the tone used while speaking makes the words mean different things. Mixing up the rising or falling pitch of words will make something like “I want to ask you” into “I want to kiss you.” So it’s important to get those inflections down in order to avoid making an embarrassing mistake.
Grammar Tenses
Chinese does not have any grammatical tenses in it. But it does have other complexities that aren’t present in other European languages, such as a system of suffixes and the relevancy of occurrences.