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English Definitionmerely; simply; only; but
Simplified Script只是
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓˇ ㄕˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zi2si6
Part of Speech(连) conjunction, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
zhǐonly; merely; just; but
shìis; are; am; yes; to be

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Words With Same Head Word    
只好zhǐhǎowithout any better option; to have to; to be forced to
只要zhǐyàoif only; so long as
只得zhǐdéto have no alternative but to; to be obliged to
只能zhǐnéngcan only; obliged to do something; to have no other choice
Words With Same Tail Word    
但是dànshìbut; however
可是kěshìbut; however; (used for emphasis) indeed
就是jiùshì(emphasizes that something is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as
于是yúshìthereupon; as a result; consequently; thus; hence
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