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一只
Traditional Chinese
一隻
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
yī zhǐ
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
/(yat1 ji2 )
Short definition
Usage frequency Very common
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我们有
一只( yī zhǐ)
白色的( bái sè de) albicans
(māo) cat

We have a white cat.

这是(zhèshì)
一只( yī zhǐ)
蝴蝶(hú dié) butterfly
还是(hái shì) or
一只( yī zhǐ)
飞蛾(fēi é) moth

Is it a butterfly or a moth?

我们( men) us
意外地(yì wài di) accidentally
(zài) (located) at
箱子(xiāng zǐ xiāng zi) box
(lǐ) village
找到了(zhǎo dào le) to find
一只( yī zhǐ)
(māo) cat

We unexpectedly found a cat in the box.

他有( tā yǒu)
一只( yī zhǐ)
白猫(bái māo) white cat

He has a white cat.

这是(zhèshì)
一只( yī zhǐ)
钢笔(gāng bǐ) fountain pen
还是(hái shì) or
铅笔(qiān bǐ) lead pencil

Is this a pen or a pencil?

(cóngcóng) from
(shān) gable
(shàng) upper
走来(zǒu lái) to come over
一只( yī zhǐ)
巨大的( jù dà de) vasty
怪物(guàiwù) freak

A huge monster is coming down the mountain.

(zhè) these
不是(bú shì) is not
一只( yī zhǐ)
蜘蛛(zhī zhū) spider
而是(ér shì) rather
一个(yī gè) a
怪物(guàiwù) freak

This is not a spider, it's a monster!

我看到(wǒkàndào)
天花板(tiān huā bǎn) ceiling
上有(shàngyǒu)
一只( yī zhǐ)
苍蝇(cāng ying) house fly

I saw a fly on the ceiling.

(qù) to get rid of
(dìde) -ly
铁的(tiěde) ferric
路上(lùshàng) on the road
差点(chà diǎn) almost
踩到(cǎi dào) to step on
一只( yī zhǐ)
壁虎(bì hǔ) gecko

Almost stepped on a gecko while going to the metro.

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