Decoded Slug: 只要 (zhǐyào) - As long as

Mandarin Grammar Point
只要 (zhǐyào) - As long as

只要 (zhǐyào) - As long as

Short explanation:

Used to express a condition that if fulfilled, something else will be or become the case.


只要 + Condition, Main Clause


Zhǐyào nǐ nǔlì, nǐ jiù néng chénggōng.
As long as you work hard, you can succeed.
Zhǐyào tiānqì hǎo, wǒmen jiù qù gōngyuán.
As long as the weather is good, we will go to the park.
Zhǐyào nǐ ài wǒ, wǒ jiù huì gǎndào xìngfú.
As long as you love me, I will feel happy.
Zhǐyào wǒ yǒu shíjiān, wǒ jiù huì bāng nǐ xuéxí Zhōngwén.
As long as I have time, I will help you study Chinese.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '只要 (zhǐyào)' is a conjunction used to state a condition, and it essentially means 'as long as' in English. It leads a clause that sets a prerequisite for the main clause. If the condition set by '只要' is met, then the action or state in the main clause can occur or be true.

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