Chinese Traditional: 一直
Chinese Simplified: 一直
Pinyin: yi4 zhi2
Zhuyin: ㄧˋ ㄓˊ
English Meaning: 1. continuously 2. all along, always
German Meaning: ständig, ununterbrochen
Spanish Meaning: siempre

Example Sentences:

她一直在咳嗽, 小心一點。
她一直在咳嗽, 小心一点。
ta1 yi4 zhi2 zai4 ke2 sou4, xiao3 xin1 yi4 dian3.
She keeps coughing, be careful.
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zhu4 zai4 ge2 bi4 de5 na4 ge5 fang2 ke4 yi4 zhi2 da3 hu1.
The tenant living next door keeps snoring.
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zhe4 yi4 zhi2 shi4 wo3 men5 zui4 da4 de5 tiao3 zhan4.
This has always been our biggest challenge.
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wo3 yi4 zhi2 dou1 hen3 kai1 xin1.
I'm always happy.
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wo3 yi4 zhi2 dou1 xiang3 yao4 cheng2 wei2 ren3 zhe3.
I always wanted to be a Ninja.
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ta1 de5 mu3 qin1 yi4 zhi2 dou1 xiang1 xin4 ta1 hui4 cheng2 gong1.
His mother always believed he could succeed.
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ri4 ben3 yi4 zhi2 shou4 dao4 di4 zhen4 de5 wei1 xie2.
In Japan, earthquakes are a constant threat.
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Related Words:


1. one, 1 (4th tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. each, every 4. single, alone 5. whole, entire, all, throughout 6. (indicating the intention to try)

Here: whole, entire, all, throughout

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1. straight, vertical, upright 2. honest, frank, direct, straightforward 3. fair, just 4. to straighten 5. (indicates continuing motion or action) 6. vertical downward stroke in Chinese characters 7. directly, straight

Here: (indicates continuing motion or action)

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