MAKE A MOVIE
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HOW TO WRITE IT:
-Ø childhood home
Bedroom or Living Room
八 (Animal Legs )
Script 1: George Clooney is strutting around on his animal legs, well dressed and being the smug, rich guy he is. Suddenly, a rolling stones mouth comes out and sucks up all his money, nice clothes, and even his animal legs, leaving him legless with ONLY his underwear left to his name.
Script 2: I have animal legs and am walking past George Constanza who is on the ground begging with his mouth replaced by the rolling stones mouth. He has nothing, so I give him the ONLY thing I have, and pull off my animal legs (make this as gruesome as you like). I give them to George, leaving me the one there begging.
PICK A PROP
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PICK A PROP TO REPRESENT只
Oliver twist represents this meaning of only or merely quite well.
Other suggestions: Ant would be appropriate, as 只 is also a measure word for animals, among many other things.
IT’S A WORD!
只 (zhǐ) carries the meaning “only; merely; just; but,” but it is also a word that can be used independently.
Here are some example sentences of this word in action:
Usage 1 – “only; merely; just; but“:
wǒde māma zhǐ chī yú
My mom only eats fish.
wó zhǐ rènshi cōngming de rén
I only am acquainted with smart people.
聪明- cōngming- smart, clever
tā zhí xǐhuan wàiguórén
She only likes foreigners.
zhè ge rén zhǐ gàn le gōngzuò de yíbàn
This guy only did half the work.
Usage 2 – “zhī measure word for birds, some animals, eyes, hands, boats & one of certain paired things”:
tā shì yìzhī kuàilè de gǒu
It’s a very happy dog.
zhè zhī shŏu tài dà le
This hand is too big.
手- shǒu- hand
大- dà- big
zhè zhī gǒu hé nà zhī gŏu yíyàng ma
Are this dog and that dog the same?
和- hé- and (connecting nouns)
These sentences are only meant to give you some context; you don’t need to think about them too much for now. Just know that you can’t truly learn a word until you start to see it in the context of a sentence.