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Pronunciation : zhī
Meaning :
  1. single; one only. (adj)
  2. used for boats, birds, some animals, some containers. (measure word)
Radical :
Strokes : 5
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 58.8%
Notes : also as zhǐ
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
只身
zhī shēn
: alone
2.
船只
chuán zhī
: shipping; vessels
3.
只言片语
zhī yán piàn yǔ
: a few words
Sentences:
1. The cat gave him a nip.
zhī māo yǎo le kǒu
: that
: meausure word
: cat
: bite
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
: he, him
一口 : a mouthful; a bite
2. The ship outlived the storm.
zhè zhī chuán cóng bào fēng zhōng tuō xiǎn le
: this
: measure word
: ship
: from
暴风雨 : rainstorm; storm; tempest
: middle of
脱险 : to be out of danger
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
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5 thoughts on “只”

    1. Hi Art Chen,
      Do you mean 双 (雙), pairs?
      雙 and 隻 (只) look alike, but they are different.

      For 雙, there are 2 隹 on top, while 隻 there is only 1 隹.

  1. 这架式也像模像样的

    哼,那也得你会做才行

    Dear Min Min,
    Please help me analyze the above 2 sentences and translate the meaning for us. I came across these sentences in CCTV program of 成长汉语(lesson 75). I am having difficulties to understand sentence pattern and usage.
    I am very thankful that you are helping us to learn Chinese without charge.
    Larry

    1. Hi Larry,
      First sentence:
      这架式也像模像样的。

      I am not too sure the 架式 means in this context, but I guess it means “posture” which should be written as 架势 (jià shì). (Both have the same pronunciation)
      For 像模像样, it is actually split the word 模样 (look) with 像 (like). 像模像样 (look alike) is an idiom which means up to the mark, presentable or decent.
      So for this sentence, I think it means
      This posture is up to the mark.

      Second sentence:
      哼,那也得你会做才行。
      The 得 is should pronounce as děi. Please reference this link:
      http://www.learnchineseeveryday.com/2012/01/16/%E5%BE%97-2/
      Basically the meaning of the sentence is:
      That must at least you know how to do it. (only you can do it (才行)).

      Sorry for my poor English translation. I hope you can understand what I mean.

      1. Dear Min Min,
        Thank you very much for your explanation. Definitely, I still have a long way
        to go to understand written Chinese.
        I will keep on learning as long as your web site is available.
        祝你健康。
        Larry

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