Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

只有 zhǐyǒu

zhǐyǒu conjunction only
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
Notes: This conjunction is often used as a connecting word in the subordinate clause of subordinate complex sentences. It is often used in the pattern 只有…,才… to express that only if a certain condition is met will the result follow.

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十五回 Chapter 35 4
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第七回 Chapter 7 4
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第一回 Chapter 1 3
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十回 Chapter 30 3
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五回 Chapter 5 3
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十一回 Chapter 41 3
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十一回 Chapter 51 3
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第八回 Chapter 8 3
History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十五 志第四十一 輿服一 Volume 65 Treatises 41: Carriages and Clothing 1 2
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十回 Chapter 10 2