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zhǐ shì
adv./conj. merely, just; however, but then
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
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tā bǐ sài bú zài hu shū yíng , zhǐ shì wèi le xìng qù
phr. He didn't really care whether to win or lose the competition, he did it just for fun.
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tā de yōu dián yǒu de shì , zhǐ shì nǐ méi yǒu fā xiàn .
phr. He has plenty of advantages, but you just can't find any of them.
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便​,​。
jià gé dào shì pián yi , zhǐ shì zhì liàng bú tài hǎo .
phr. The price is actually quite cheap, but the quality is just not that good.
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nǐ bìng bú bèn , zhǐ shì xū yào gèng nǔ lì .
phr. You are not stupid. You just need to work harder.