Zhi Yao 只要- Daily Mandarin Lesson

Meaning

    is only; so long as

Pronunciation

    Tone marks: ► zhǐ yào
    Tone numbers: zhi3 yao4

Chinese Characters

    Traditional: 只要
    Simplified: 只要

    First Character: 只 (zhǐ) – only; merely; just; but
    Second Character: 要 (yào) – important; vital; to want; to be going to; must

Examples of Zhǐ Yào

    ► Cóng zhèlǐ dào huǒchēzhàn zhǐyào 10 fēnzhōng.
    從這裡到火車站只要10分鐘。
    从这里到火车站只要10分钟。
    From here to the train station only takes 10 minutes.

    ► Zhè jiàn chènshān zhǐyào yībǎi yuán.
    這件襯衫只要一百元。
    这件衬衫只要一百元。
    This shirt is only $100.


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