Many of my friends ask me, what does shi shi mean in Chinese?
The simple answer is that it means ‘thank you’ or ‘thanks’ in Chinese.
The slightly longer answer is that – first we need to correct the pinyin for this question.
(Pinyin is a way of writing Chinese characters in a romanised way which is more intuitive for English speakers).
If we correct the pinyin then the real question becomes – What does xie xie mean?
While shi shi might seem like a more intuitive spelling for xie xie, there’s already a pinyin word for shi – which means ‘to be’
Either way, since we understand the context, we understand that the meaning of shi shi or xie xie is ‘thank you’ or ‘thanks’.
Now if anyone asks – What does shi shi mean in Chinese? – you can answer it means ‘thank you’, and also explain the correct way to write it too!