English translation of '只是'
⇒ 他只是在找托词。(Tā zhǐshì zài zhǎo tuōcí.)
He's merely looking for a pretext.
⇒ 问题肯定会解决,只是时间而已。(Wèntí kěndìng huì jiějué, zhǐshì shíjiān éryǐ.)
The problem will certainly be resolved, it's merely a question of time.
⇒ 大家纷纷出钱,只是数额有多有少。(Dàjiā fēnfēn chū qián, zhǐshì shù'é yǒu duō yǒu shǎo.)
One after another everyone offered money, but the amounts were varied.
Translation of 只是 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary