English Sentence:

I was just joking.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



wo3 zhi3 shi4 kai1 ge5 wan2 xiao4.

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Words used:


1. I 2. me 3. my 4. our

Here: I

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只是   只是

zhǐ shì

just, merely, only

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1. to open 2. to drive, to steer 3. to bloom, to blossom 4. to prescribe (medicine) 5. to issue 6. to come loose 7. to make (a joke) 8. open (adj) 9. to boil (water) 10. to hold (a meeting), to organize (an event) 11. to start, to switch on

Here: to make (a joke)

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Mainland Pronunciation:

1. piece, individual 2. (a measure word for people or objects) 3. (a numerary adjunct)

Here: (a measure word for jokes)

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玩笑   玩笑

wán xiào

to joke about, a joke, jest

Here: a joke

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