Unicode/Hanzi Search: U+53EA (只)


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only, just, simply
Strokes (without radical) 2 Total Strokes 5
Mandarin reading zhǐ zhī Cantonese reading zek3 zi2
Japanese on reading shi Japanese kun reading tada
Korean reading ci Vietnamese reading chỉ
Traditional Variant(s)
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Semantic Variant(s)

CEDICT Entries:

   [ zhǐ ]    only, merely, just, but
   [ zhǐ bu guò ]    only, merely, nothing but, no more than, it's just that ...
   [ zhǐ huì yán chuán ]    can be understood, but not described (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子[Zhuang1 zi3]); mysterious and subtle
   [ zhǐ haǒ ]    without any better option, to have to, to be forced to
   [ zhǐ ]    to have no alternative but to, to be obliged to
   [ zhǐ ]    I'm afraid that..., perhaps, maybe, very likely
   [ zhǐ shì ]    merely, simply, only, but
   [ zhǐ yoǔ ]    only have ..., there is only ..., (used in combination with 才[cai2]) it is only if one ... (that one can ...) (Example: 只有通過治療才能痊愈|只有通过治疗才能痊愈[zhi3 you3 tong1 guo4 zhi4 liao2 cai2 neng2 quan2 yu4] "the only way to cure it is with therapy"), it is only ... (who ...) (Example: 只有男性才有此需要[zhi3 you3 nan2 xing4 cai2 you3 ci3 xu1 yao4] "only men would have such a requirement"), (used to indicate that one has no alternative) one can only (do a certain thing) (Example: 只有屈服[zhi3 you3 qu1 fu2] "the only thing you can do is give in")
   [ zhǐ qiàn dōng fēng ]    all we need is an east wind (idiom); lacking only one tiny crucial item
   [ zhǐ ]    to only need, it only takes
   [ zhǐ zhēng dàn ]    see 只爭朝夕|只争朝夕[zhi3 zheng1 zhao1 xi1]
   [ zhǐ zhēng zhaō ]    to seize every minute (idiom), to make the best use of one's time
   [ zhǐ zhī zhī èr ]    to know the first, but not know the second (idiom); only partial information
   [ zhǐ guǎn ]    solely engrossed in one thing, just (one thing, no need to worry about the rest), simply, by all means, please feel free, do not hesitate (to ask for sth)
   [ zhǐ néng ]    can only, obliged to do sth, to have no other choice
   [ zhǐ yaò ]    if only, so long as
   [ zhǐ yaò gōng fu shēn tiě chǔ chéng zhēn ]    If you work at it hard enough, you can grind an iron bar into a needle., cf idiom 磨杵成針|磨杵成针, to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task, to study diligently
   [ zhǐ jiàn ]    to see (the same thing) over and over again, to see, to one's surprise, (sth happen suddenly)
   [ zhǐ jiàn shù jiàn sēn lín ]    unable to see the wood for the trees, fig. only able to see isolated details, and not the bigger picture
   [ zhǐ yán piàn ]    just a word or two (idiom); a few isolated phrases
   [ zhǐ zhoū guān fàng huǒ baǐ xìng diǎn dēng ]    only the official is allowed to light the fire, Gods may do what cattle may not, quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi
   [ zhǐ shuō zuò ]    to be all talk and no action
   [ zhǐ ]    read-only (computing)
   [ zhǐ xiàn ]    to be limited to
   [ zhǐ ]    solely preoccupied (with one thing), engrossed, focusing (on sth), to look after only one aspect
⇒    [ zhǐ ]    not only, not merely
⇒    [ shí huò zhǐ huò huò ]    lit. don't worry about not knowing goods, but about comparing them (proverb), fig. goods' (or person's) true value can only be determined through comparison
⇒    [ guān zhǐ guǎn ]    lit. it is not an official to be feared, but a person in direct control over sb (proverb), fig. to be obliged to comply with people in authority
⇒    [ shì shàng nán shì zhǐ yoǔ xīn rén ]    see 天下無難事,只怕有心人|天下无难事,只怕有心人[tian1 xia4 wu2 nan2 shi4 , zhi3 pa4 you3 xin1 ren2]
⇒    [ xiě biān chéng zhī cún chǔ ]    EPROM (erasable programmable read-only memory)
⇒    [ tiān xià nán shì zhǐ yoǔ xīn rén ]    there is nothing the determined person can't accomplish (idiom), persistence will overcome
⇒    [ wàn shì beì zhǐ qiàn dōng fēng ]    lit. everything is ready, all we need is an east wind (idiom), fig. lacking only one tiny crucial item
⇒    [ wàn shì jiē beì zhǐ qiàn dōng fēng ]    everything is ready, all we need is an east wind (idiom), lacking only one tiny crucial item, also written 萬事俱備,只欠東風|万事俱备,只欠东风