Decoded Slug: 只有…才… (zhǐyǒu… cái…) - Only if/when... then...

Mandarin Grammar Point
只有…才… (zhǐyǒu… cái…) - Only if/when... then...

只有…才… (zhǐyǒu… cái…) - Only if/when... then...

Short explanation:

Used to express that only under a certain condition, a certain result can be achieved.

Formation:

只有 + Condition + 才 + Result

Examples:

只有通过努力,才能实现我们的目标。
Zhǐyǒu tōngguò nǔlì, cáinéng shíxiàn wǒmen de mùbiāo.
Only through hard work, can we achieve our goals.
只有保持健康,才能过上快乐的生活。
Zhǐyǒu bǎochí jiànkāng, cáinéng guòshàng kuàilè de shēnghuó.
Only by staying healthy, can we lead a happy life.
只有提前预订,才能买到这种特别的门票。
Zhǐyǒu tíqián yùdìng, cáinéng mǎidào zhèzhǒng tèbié de ménpiào.
Only by booking in advance, can you buy these special tickets.
只有你同意,我们才能开始这个项目。
Zhǐyǒu nǐ tóngyì, wǒmen cái néng kāishǐ zhège xiàngmù.
Only if you agree, can we start this project.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese expression '只有…才…' is used to express that only under a particular condition (expressed in the 只有 part), a certain result or consequence (expressed in the 才 part) can be achieved. It can be likened to the English 'Only if/when... then...' construction.
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