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zhǐ
adv. only, merely, just
Other meanings
[zhī]   char./m. single, the only; measure word for birds and some animals, for one of certain paired things, for certain containers, or small boats
    mouth
 n/a 
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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wó zhí yóu měi jīn , xíng ma
phr. I only have U. S. Dollar. Is that OK?
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zhè gè wèn tí zhí yóu lǎo shī cái zhī dào .
phr. The teacher is the only person who can answer this question.
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wǒ bú huì bāo jiǎo zi , zhǐ huì chī jiǎo zi .
phr. I cannot make dumplings, but I can eat dumplings.
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tā zhǐ hē bái shuǐ , bù hē kā fēi
phr. He only drinks plain boiled water and doesn't drink coffee.
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tā zhè me zuò , zhǐ yīn tā tài ài tā le .
phr. He did so only because he loved her very much.
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wǒ men zhǐ jiàn le yí cì
phr. We have met (each other) for only once.
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ní zhǐ chī le mán tou ma ?
phr. Did you only eat steamed buns?
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wó zhí xiǎng shuō duì bu qǐ .
phr. I just want to say sorry.