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Talking Chinese English Dictionary

Talking Chinese<->English dictionary with pinyin, English definition, pronunciation, variants, stroke animation, stroke order image, and sample sentences.
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1 zhǐzhi3only; merely; just; but; grain that has begun to ripen; variant of ; variant of
2只有 zhǐ yǒuzhi3 you3only
3只是 zhǐ shìzhi3 shi4merely; simply; only; but
4只要 zhǐ yàozhi3 yao4if only; so long as
5只能 zhǐ néngzhi3 neng2can only; obliged to do sth; to have no other choice
6只好 zhǐ hǎozhi3 hao3without any better option; to have to; to be forced to
7只不过 祇不過 zhǐ guòzhi3 bu4 guo4only; merely; nothing but; no more than; it's just that ...
8只得 zhǐ zhi3 de2to have no alternative but to; to be obliged to
9只顾 只顧 zhǐ zhi3 gu4solely preoccupied (with one thing); engrossed; focusing (on sth); to look after only one aspect
10只管 zhǐ guǎnzhi3 guan3solely engrossed in one thing; just (one thing, no need to worry about the rest); simply; by all means; please feel free; do not hesitate (to ask for sth)
11只怕 zhǐ zhi3 pa4I'm afraid that...; perhaps; maybe; very likely
12只不过几年前 只不過幾年前 zhǐ guò nián qiánzhi3 bu4 guo4 ji3 nian2 qian2only a few years ago; just a few years ago
13只此一家 zhǐ jiāzhi3 ci3 yi1 jia1to have a monopoly; to have no branches (idiom)
14只此一遭 zhǐ zāozhi3 ci3 yi1 zao1for once in one's life (idiom)
15只读 只讀 zhǐ zhi3 du2read-only (computing)
16只见树木,不见森林 祇見樹木,不見森林 zhǐ jiàn shù , jiàn sēn línzhi3 jian4 shu4 mu4 , bu4 jian4 sen1 lin2only see the trees, but not see the forest (成语 saw, from Mao Zedong, On contradictions 毛澤東 |毛泽东 , 矛盾論 |矛盾论 ); to concentrate on minutiae at the expense of the big picture
17只见树木不见森林 只見樹木不見森林 zhǐ jiàn shù jiàn sēn línzhi3 jian4 shu4 mu4 bu4 jian4 sen1 lin2unable to see the wood for the trees; fig. only able to see isolated details, and not the bigger picture
18只可意会,不可言传 只可意會,不可言傳 zhǐ huì , yán chuánzhi3 ke3 yi4 hui4 , bu4 ke3 yan2 chuan2can be understood, but not described (idiom, from Zhuangzi 庄子 ); mysterious and subtle
19只欠东风 只欠東風 zhǐ qiàn dōng fēngzhi3 qian4 dong1 feng1all we need is an east wind (idiom); lacking only one tiny crucial item
20只说不做 只說不做 zhǐ shuō zuòzhi3 shuo1 bu4 zuo4to be all talk and no action
21只限于 只限於 zhǐ xiàn zhi3 xian4 yu2to be limited to
22只许州官放火,不许百姓点灯 只許州官放火,不許百姓點燈 zhǐ zhōu guān fàng huǒ , bǎi xìng diǎn dēngzhi3 xu3 zhou1 guan1 fang4 huo3 , bu4 xu3 bai3 xing4 dian3 deng1only the official is allowed to light the fire; Gods may do what cattle may not; quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi
23只言片语 只言片語 zhǐ yán piàn zhi3 yan2 pian4 yu3just a word or two (idiom); a few isolated phrases
24只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针 只要功夫深,鐵杵磨成針 zhǐ yào gōng fu shēn , tiě chǔ chéng zhēnzhi3 yao4 gong1 fu5 shen1 , tie3 chu3 mo2 cheng2 zhen1If you work at it hard enough, you can grind an iron bar into a needle.; cf idiom 磨杵成针 , to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task; to study diligently
25只争旦夕 只爭旦夕 zhǐ zhēng dàn zhi3 zheng1 dan4 xi1see 只争朝夕
26只争朝夕 只爭朝夕 zhǐ zhēng zhāo zhi3 zheng1 zhao1 xi1to seize every minute (idiom); to make the best use of one's time
27只知其一,不知其二 zhǐ zhī , zhī èrzhi3 zhi1 qi2 yi1 , bu4 zhi1 qi2 er4to know the first, but not know the second (idiom); only partial information
28只消 zhǐ xiāozhi3 xiao1to only need; it only takes

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