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HSK
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *只* | 只* | *只
only / merely / just / but
HSK 3
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *只* | 只* | *只
variant of
HSK 3
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *只* | 只* | *只
grain that has begun to ripen / variant of 衹|只
HSK 3
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *只* | 只* | *只
variant of
HSK 3
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *只* | 只* | *只
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
if only / so long as
HSK 4
only / merely / nothing but / no more than / it's just that ...
without any better option / to have to / to be forced to
HSK 4
to have no alternative but to / to be obliged to
read-only (computing)
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)
to be limited to
I'm afraid that... / perhaps / maybe / very likely
solely preoccupied (with one thing) / engrossed / focusing (on sth) / to look after only one aspect
alone / by oneself
merely / simply / only / but
to seize every minute (idiom) / to make the best use of one's time
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
just a word or two (idiom); a few isolated phrases
not to mention (idiom); to say not one word / fig. to omit mention (of a non-person or embarrassing topic) / to censor
all we need is an east wind (idiom); lacking only one tiny crucial item
to only need / it only takes
can be understood, but not described (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子); mysterious and subtle
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
to know the first, but not know the second (idiom); only partial information
to be all talk and no action
only the official is allowed to light the fire / Gods may do what cattle may not / quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi


Tip: Pinyin can be entered with or without tone numbers, e.g. 'nihao' or 'ni3hao3'.
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