classifier for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels etc

only; merely; just; but

but; only

grain that has begun to ripen; variant of 衹|只

variant of 祇|只

strokes 5
strokes after radical 2
别具只眼 別具隻眼 bie2 ju4 zhi1 yan3
see 獨具隻眼|独具只眼

不怕不识货,只怕货比货 不怕不識貨,只怕貨比貨 bu4 pa4 bu4 shi2 huo4 - zhi3 pa4 huo4 bi3 huo4
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

不怕官,只怕管 不怕官,只怕管 bu4 pa4 guan1 - zhi3 pa4 guan3
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

不只 不只 bu4 zhi3
not only; not merely

船只 船隻 chuan2 zhi1
ship; boat; vessel

大只 大隻 da4 zhi1

斗酒只鸡 斗酒隻雞 dou3 jiu3 zhi1 ji1
lit. a chicken and a bottle of wine (idiom); fig. ready to make an offering to the deceased, or to entertain guests

独具只眼 獨具隻眼 du2 ju4 zhi1 yan3
to see what others fail to see (idiom); to have exceptional insight

孤身只影 孤身隻影 gu1 shen1 zhi1 ying3
lit. a lonely body with only a shadow for company; to be all alone (idiom)

舰只 艦隻 jian4 zhi1

脚踩两只船 腳踩兩隻船 jiao3 cai3 liang3 zhi1 chuan2
see 腳踏兩隻船|脚踏两只船

脚踏两只船 腳踏兩隻船 jiao3 ta4 liang3 zhi1 chuan2
to have a foot in both camps; to have a bet each way; to be having an affair

可擦写可编程只读存储器 可擦寫可編程祇讀存儲器 ke3 ca1 xie3 ke3 bian1 cheng2 zhi1 du2 cun2 chu3 qi4
EPROM; Erasable programmable read-only memory

牛只 牛隻 niu2 zhi1
cow; cattle

三只手 三隻手 san1 zhi1 shou3

天下无难事,只怕有心人 天下無難事,只怕有心人 tian1 xia4 wu2 nan2 shi4 - zhi3 pa4 you3 xin1 ren2
lit. nothing is difficult on this earth, if your mind is set (idiom)

跳一只脚 跳一隻腳 tiao4 yi1 zhi1 jiao3
to hop on one leg

万事皆备,只欠东风 萬事皆備,只欠東風 wan4 shi4 jie1 bei4 - zhi3 qian4 dong1 feng1
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

万事俱备,只欠东风 萬事俱備,只欠東風 wan4 shi4 ju4 bei4 - zhi3 qian4 dong1 feng1
lit. everything is ready, all we need is an east wind (idiom); fig. lacking only one tiny crucial item

形单影只 形單影隻 xing2 dan1 ying3 zhi1
lonely soul; solitary

睁一只眼闭一只眼 睜一隻眼閉一隻眼 zheng1 yi1 zhi1 yan3 bi4 yi1 zhi1 yan3
to turn a blind eye

睁只眼闭只眼 睜隻眼閉隻眼 zheng1 zhi1 yan3 bi4 zhi1 yan3
to turn a blind eye

只鸡斗酒 隻雞斗酒 zhi1 ji1 dou3 jiu3
lit. a chicken and a bottle of wine (idiom); fig. ready to make an offering to the deceased, or to entertain guests

只身 隻身 zhi1 shen1
alone; by oneself

只眼独具 隻眼獨具 zhi1 yan3 du2 ju4
see 獨具隻眼|独具只眼

只字不提 隻字不提 zhi1 zi4 bu4 ti2
not to mention (idiom); to say not one word; fig. to omit mention (of a non-person or embarrassing topic); to censor

只不过 祇不過 zhi3 bu4 guo4
it's just that ...

只不过 只不過 zhi3 bu5 guo4
only; merely; nothing but; no more than

只得 只得 zhi3 de2
to have no alternative but to; to be obliged to

只读 只讀 zhi3 du2
read-only (computing)

只顾 只顧 zhi3 gu4
solely preoccupied (with one thing); engrossed; focusing (on sth); to look after only one aspect

只管 只管 zhi3 guan3
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)

只好 只好 zhi3 hao3
without any better option; to have to; to be forced to

只见树木不见森林 只見樹木不見森林 zhi3 jian4 shu4 mu4 bu4 jian4 sen1 lin2
unable to see the wood for the trees; fig. only able to see isolated details, and not the bigger picture

只可意会,不可言传 只可意會,不可言傳 zhi3 ke3 yi4 hui4 - bu4 ke3 yan2 chuan2
can be understood, but not described (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子); mysterious and subtle

只能 只能 zhi3 neng2
can only; obliged to do sth; to have no other choice

只怕 只怕 zhi3 pa4
I'm afraid that...; perhaps; maybe; very likely

只欠东风 只欠東風 zhi3 qian4 dong1 feng1
all we need is an east wind (idiom); lacking only one tiny crucial item

只是 只是 zhi3 shi4
merely; simply; only; but

只说不做 只說不做 zhi3 shuo1 bu4 zuo4
to be all talk and no action

只限于 只限於 zhi3 xian4 yu2
to be limited to

只许州官放火,不许百姓点灯 只許州官放火,不許百姓點燈 zhi3 xu3 zhou1 guan1 fang4 huo3 - bu4 xu3 bai3 xing4 dian3 deng1
only the official is allowed to light the fire; Gods may do what cattle may not; quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi

只言片语 只言片語 zhi3 yan2 pian4 yu3
just a word or two (idiom); a few isolated phrases

只要 只要 zhi3 yao4
if only; so long as

只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针 只要功夫深,鐵杵磨成針 zhi3 yao4 gong1 fu5 shen1 - tie3 chu3 mo2 cheng2 zhen1
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

只有 只有 zhi3 you3

只争旦夕 只爭旦夕 zhi3 zheng1 dan4 xi1
see 只爭朝夕|只争朝夕

只争朝夕 只爭朝夕 zhi3 zheng1 zhao1 xi1
to seize every minute (idiom); to make the best use of one's time

只知其一,不知其二 只知其一,不知其二 zhi3 zhi1 qi2 yi1 - bu4 zhi1 qi2 er4
to know the first, but not know the second (idiom); only partial information