但是 (dan shi): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 25, 2018

但是 (Chinese PinYin: [dàn shì]; traditional Chinese: 但是) may mean: (1) conjunction. but; (2) conjunction. although. Literally: 但 (nevertheless) + 是 (right). It is one of the basic Chinese words used in everyday conversations. It can be used in both spoken and written Mandarin Chinese.

1. How to pronounce 但是?

Chinese Pinyin: [dàn shì]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 但是

Synonyms: 可是, 不过, 然则, 然而

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 但是.

Fixed expression: 虽然…但是 (although),

Collocation: 但是说真的 (but seriously), 但是已经 (but it is already),

Idioms: N/A

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 但是 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 但是.

4.1 那座古庙还在那里, 但是已经破败不堪。。

Translation: The old temple is still there, but in a terrible state of dilapidation.

4.2 特朗普尽管不同意, 但是也没有明确拒绝。

Translation: Although Trump disagreed, he did not expressly refuse.

4.3 我想用中文来沟通, 但是力不从心。

Translation: I tried to communicate in Chinese, but it far exceeded my ability.

4.4 他们对那个地方进行了彻底搜查,但是没有发现任何有价值的线索

Translation: They conducted a thorough search of the place but found no valuable clues.

4.5 虽然刮风下雨,但是我们仍然去参加会餐。

Translation: It’s stormy, but we still went out to the dinner.

4.6 回首这六个月,有很多地方都留有遗憾,但是这段御宅族的生活是我人生中难得的一段记忆,我会好好珍藏这段记忆的。

Translation: There are lots of regrets for these six months, but also these long OTAKU period is a great experience of my life. i will treasure it.

4.7 过程是不错,但是结局实在太他妈的糟了!

Translation: It’s a great trip, but the ending fucking sucks.

4.8 如今,北冰洋上的浮冰正在以每十年10%的速度融化,这条众人觊觎的运输航线终于可以开通了,但是运输商们并没有蜂拥而至。

Translation: Now, with the Arctic’s sea ice shrinking at a rate of 10 percent per decade, this coveted shipping lane has opened for business—but shippers are not rushing to use it.

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