9 January 2014

Expression of the exclusion

In Chinese the adverb  (zhǐ) is used to express restriction, limitation or exclusion.





有成人
zhǐyǒu chéngrén
Only adults

有三元
wǒ zhǐyǒu sān yuán
only have three yuan

早饭时他喝一杯咖啡
zǎofàn shí tā zhǐ hè yībēi kāfēi
He only drink a cup of coffee at breakfast