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    shì     really / certainly

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Grammar: Adverb
Notes: In this sense, 是 is used in front of a verb or adjective to emphasize it (NCCED '是' 6). For example, 特别是在大家面前 'especially in front of everybody.'(Lao She, 2003, p. 176)
Parent concept: 虚词 (Function Words)
Topic: Modern Chinese

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