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English Definitionbut; only
See alsozhǐ only; merely; just; but (from traditional character )
earth-spirit; peace
zhǐ grain that has begun to ripen; variant of (from traditional character )
zhǐ variant of (from traditional character )
zhī measure word for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels, etc. (from traditional character )
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Pinyinzhǐ
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄓˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zi2
Part of Speech(副) adverb

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祇读zhǐdúread only
只不过zhǐ bùguòit's just that ...
只见树木,
不见森林
zhǐ jiàn shùmù ,
bùjiàn sēnlín
only see the trees, but not see the forest (idiom, from Mao Zedong, On contradictions 毛泽东, 矛盾论); to concentrate on minutiae at the expense of the big picture
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