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HSK
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  *只* | 只* | *只
only / merely / just / but
HSK 3
if only / so long as
HSK 4
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  *隻* | 隻* | *隻
classifier for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels etc
HSK 3
can only / obliged to do sth / to have no other choice
merely / simply / only / but
not only / not merely
without any better option / to have to / to be forced to
HSK 4
only / merely / nothing but / no more than / it's just that ...
to be limited to
to have no alternative but to / to be obliged to
ship / boat / vessel
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  *祇* | 祇* | *祇
variant of
HSK 3
big
I'm afraid that... / perhaps / maybe / very likely
solely preoccupied (with one thing) / engrossed / focusing (on sth) / to look after only one aspect
cow / cattle
solely 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)
alone / by oneself
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  *衹* | 衹* | *衹
variant of
HSK 3
warship
to turn a blind eye
pickpocket
to only need / it only takes
not to mention (idiom); to say not one word / fig. to omit mention (of a non-person or embarrassing topic) / to censor
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  *秖* | 秖* | *秖
grain that has begun to ripen / variant of 衹|只
HSK 3
lit. everything is ready, all we need is an east wind (idiom) / fig. lacking only one tiny crucial item
lonely soul / solitary
read-only (computing)
to turn a blind eye
just a word or two (idiom); a few isolated phrases
to seize every minute (idiom) / to make the best use of one's time
can be understood, but not described (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子); mysterious and subtle
lit. nothing is difficult on this earth, if your mind is set (idiom)
only the official is allowed to light the fire / Gods may do what cattle may not / quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi
there is nothing the determined person can't accomplish (idiom) / persistence will overcome
to have a foot in both camps / to have a bet each way / to be having an affair
to be all talk and no action
all we need is an east wind (idiom); lacking only one tiny crucial item
lit. a lonely body with only a shadow for company / to be all alone (idiom)
to see what others fail to see (idiom) / to have exceptional insight
lit. don't worry about not knowing goods, but about comparing them (proverb) / fig. goods' (or person's) true value can only be determined through comparison
everything is ready, all we need is an east wind (idiom) / lacking only one tiny crucial item / also written 萬事俱備只欠東風|万事俱备只欠东风
lit. a chicken and a bottle of wine (idiom); fig. ready to make an offering to the deceased, or to entertain guests
lit. a chicken and a bottle of wine (idiom); fig. ready to make an offering to the deceased, or to entertain guests
unable to see the wood for the trees / fig. only able to see isolated details, and not the bigger picture
EPROM (erasable programmable read-only memory)
If you work at it hard enough, you can grind an iron bar into a needle. / cf idiom 磨杵成針|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
to hop on one leg
lit. it is not an official to be feared, but a person in direct control over sb (proverb) / fig. to be obliged to comply with people in authority
to know the first, but not know the second (idiom); only partial information


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