却 (que): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 27, 2018

却 (Chinese PinYin: [què]; traditional Chinese: 卻) may mean: (1) adv. yet, e.g. 复杂却脆弱 (elaborate but fragile); (2) verb. withdraw, e.g. 退却 (retreat); (3) verb. decline, e.g. 却之不恭 (it would be impolite to decline); (4) verb. remove, e.g. 了却 (settle; end). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions.

1. How to pronounce 却?

Chinese Pinyin: [què]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 却

Synonyms: 但, 而,

Antonyms: N/A

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

Fixed expression: 退却 (retreat), 了却 (settle; end), 推却 (decline), 冷却 (cool down),

Collocation: 复杂却脆弱 (elaborate but fragile), 无法忘却 (be unable to forget it),

Idioms: 盛情难却 (it is difficult to refuse such kindness), 却之不恭 (it would be impolite to decline), 望而却步 (stand in awe),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 却 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 却.

4.1 他尝试了所有办法, 却没有解决问题。

Translation: He tried every mean but was unable to solve the problem.

4.2 这是一个很简单却有效的技巧.

Translation: This is a simple but effective technique.

4.3 我们调查了几天,却没有发现嫌疑人的踪迹。

Translation: We investigated for a few days but found no trace of the suspect.

4.4 她装扮得漂漂亮亮的, 却发现无处可去炫耀。

Translation: She dressed herself up and found nowhere to show up.

4.5 他的竞争对手以及大多数政客,都非常注意个人言行,担心日后会沦陷为把柄,而川普却故意反其道而行之。

Translation: Whereas his opponents and the political class in general seem hyper-aware that their words would be picked apart and used against them, Trump willfully disregards this fact.

4.6 中国游客可能会涌向巴黎,但他们却忽略了自己身边的美丽的城市群。

Translation: Chinese tourists may be flocking to Paris, but they are ignoring their own lovely cities.

4.7 虽然这些八卦并未公开,但是却如野火般蔓延开来。

Translation: Although these titbits of gossip are not published, they spread like wildfire.

4.8 但是它却暗示了需要变化的类型。

Translation: But it suggests the types of changes required.

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