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The Chinese word zhihao - 只好 - zhĭhăo
(to have to in Chinese)

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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Note: In this special case, one of the tones is pronounced differently than the (written) Pinyin phonetic script indicates. This phenomenon is called Tone sandhi.

English translations

to have to, cannot but,
to be forced to, can not do other than, cannot choose but, could not do otherwise than

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( zhihao / zhĭhăo ) with pronunciation (English translation: to have to )

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只好 ( zhihao / zhĭhăo ) is composed of these characters: (zhi) , (hao)
The traditional Chinese characters of zhĭhăo are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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只好 ( zhihao / zhĭhăo ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 196)
More words that mean to have to in Chinese
bùdé bù ( 不得不 ), wúnài ( 无奈 )

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