而 (er): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | March 23, 2018

而 (Chinese PinYin: [ér]; traditional Chinese:而) may mean: (1) conjunction. And; (2) conjunction. But; (3) conjunction. If; (4) conjunction. To; (5) conjunction. To indicate reason or purpose. It is one of the most frequently used Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions such as 而后 (after that), 而今 (nowadays), 而立 (thirty years of age), 而且 (and; but also), 而外 (besides), 而已 (that is all), 而立之年 (the age of thirty), 不寒而栗 (tremble with fear), 不辞而别 (leave without farewell), 不欢而散 (part on bad terms), 不谋而合 (happen to share the same view), 不翼而飞 (vanish into thin air), 从天而降 (appear from nowhere).

1. How to pronounce 而?

Chinese Pinyin: [ér]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 而

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

Fixed expression: 而后 (after that), 而今 (nowadays), 而立 (thirty years of age), 而且 (and; but also), 而外 (besides), 而已 (that is all),

Collocation: 而立之年 (the age of thirty), 而现在 (and now),

Idioms: 不寒而栗 (tremble with fear), 不辞而别 (leave without farewell), 不欢而散 (part on bad terms), 不谋而合 (happen to share the same view), 不翼而飞 (vanish into thin air), 从天而降 (appear from nowhere),

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4. How to use 而 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 而.

4.1 埃里克特朗普: 我国现在因为特朗普总统的政策而变得更富有.

Translation: Eric Trump: Our country is richer because of President Trump’s policies.

4.2 中国古代少林寺以功夫僧侣而闻名,少林功夫现在可是一门大生意。

Translation: China’s ancient Shaolin Temple, famous for its Kung Fu monks, is big business these days.

4.3 而除了吐槽再吐槽,我们能做的又有什么?

Translation: And rather than just complain, what else can we do about it?

4.4 身心健康的秘诀不是为过去哀悼,为未来忧心忡忡,或者期待烦恼,而是要明智而认真地活在当下。

Translation: The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

4.5 Ofo是一家运营三年的无桩共享单车公司,它已经筹集了超过12亿美元的资金,而摩拜则吸引了超过9亿美元的风险投资。

Translation: Ofo, a three-year old dockless bike sharing company, had raised over $1.2 billion USD, and Mobike, which pulled more than $900 million in venture capital.

4.6 有些歌曲只因其副歌部分很棒而出名。

Translation: Some songs are only famous because of their chorus part is awesome.

4.7 他们可能就近找水,而这可能就是你的水。

Translation: They may have to find it nearby, and that may be your water.

4.8 这本书是关于少林寺与武术传统之间的多层次历史联系的严肃而迷人的文化历史,这些传统与寺庙相关联。

Translation: This book is a serious and fascinating cultural history of the multi-layered historical links between the Shaolin Temple and the martial arts traditions that have been associated with the temple.

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