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China Orb, online English to Chinese dictionary with more than 1 million entries and plenty of excellent examples. China Orb includes a lot of English professional terms in many industries such as Medicine, Chemistry, Mechanism, Electricity, Computer, Economy, Law, Architecture. If you can not find satisfying translation elsewhere,try China Orb English to Chinese dictionary.

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只能
Simplified 只能
Traditional 只能
Pin Yin
zhi3 neng2
English
  • can only
  • obliged to do sth
  • to have no other choice
Examples:
1. 也可能有这样的激烈抗议:“区号字段只能容下3个数字!
Again, squeals of protest: “But the area code field is only big enough for three digits!
2. 鼠标老手可以毫不费力地做出上述7个动作,但是一般使用者只能做出前5个动作。
An expert mouse user may perform all seven actions, but only the first five items on the list are within the scope of normal users.
3. 另一个重要的考虑是,使用者只能直接操作那些应用程序已经显示的信息。
Another important consideration is that users can directly manipulate only things that are displayed by the application.
4. 因此,多数应用程序只能将中间键当做快捷操作的捷径。
As a result, most applications use only the middle button as a shortcut.
5. 早期的列表控件只能处理文本,这种决策至今仍影响其行为。
Early list controls handled only text. Unfortunately, that decision often affects their behavior to this day.
6. 如果将索引作为检索系统使用,那么存储技术仍然只能是数据库。
If an index were used as the retrieval system, the storage technique could still remain a database.
7. 但不幸的是,取消按钮只能停止移动和放弃移动剩余的文件。
Unfortunately, all that does is stop the move at its current state and abandons the remainder of the moves.
8. 不幸的是,现在调用撤销只能挽回一个单词,6个段落永远丢失了。
Unfortunately, performing Undo now merely brings back the one word, and the six paragraphs are lost forever.
9. 我们不能从本能和直觉中获得任何帮助,只能依靠经验。
We get no help from our instinct or intuition. We can only rely on the empirical.
10. 当它们崩溃时,信息就丢了,用户只能自认倒霉。
When they crash, that information is often just discarded. The user is left holding the bag.