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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住在隔壁的那個房客一直打呼。
住在隔壁的那个房客一直打呼。
zhu4 zai4 ge2 bi4 de5 na4 ge5 fang2 ke4 yi4 zhi2 da3 hu1.
The tenant living next door keeps snoring.
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這一直是我們最大的挑戰。
这一直是我们最大的挑战。
zhe4 yi4 zhi2 shi4 wo3 men5 zui4 da4 de5 tiao3 zhan4.
This has always been our biggest challenge.
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我一直都很開心。
我一直都很开心。
wo3 yi4 zhi2 dou1 hen3 kai1 xin1.
I'm always happy.
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我一直都想要成為忍者。
我一直都想要成为忍者。
wo3 yi4 zhi2 dou1 xiang3 yao4 cheng2 wei2 ren3 zhe3.
I always wanted to be a Ninja.
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他的母親一直都相信他會成功。
他的母亲一直都相信他会成功。
ta1 de5 mu3 qin1 yi4 zhi2 dou1 xiang1 xin4 ta1 hui4 cheng2 gong1.
His mother always believed he could succeed.
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日本一直受到地震的威脅。
日本一直受到地震的威胁。
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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zhí

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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