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The Chinese word zhiyou - 只有 - zhĭyŏu
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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

only, no other than,
none but

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( zhiyou / zhĭyŏu ) with pronunciation (English translation: only )

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只有 ( zhiyou / zhĭyŏu ) is composed of these characters: (zhi) , (you)
The traditional Chinese characters of zhĭyŏu are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 只有 ( zhiyou / zhĭyŏu ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Zhiyou mu wenzi yao ren.
Zhĭyŏu mŭ wénzi yăo rén.
 – English translation: Only female mosquitoes bite humans.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

just  |  to have
只有 ( zhiyou / zhĭyŏu ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 123)
More words that mean only in Chinese
bùguò ( 不过 ), cái ( 才 ), dànshì ( 但是 ), jĭn ( 仅 ), wéi ( 唯 ), zhĭ ( 只 ), zhĭjiàn ( 只见 )

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