Decoded Slug: 不仅...而且... (bùjǐn... érqiě...) - Not only... but also...

Mandarin Grammar Point
不仅...而且... (bùjǐn... érqiě...) - Not only... but also...

不仅...而且... (bùjǐn... érqiě...) - Not only... but also...

Short explanation:

This structure is used to connect two phrases or sentences, emphasizing that both stand true simultaneously.

Formation:

Subject + 不仅 + Statement 1 + 而且 + Statement 2.

Examples:

他不仅会说中文,而且可以用中文写故事。
Tā bùjǐn huì shuō Zhōngwén, érqiě kěyǐ yòng Zhōngwén xiě gùshì.
He can not only speak Chinese, but also write stories in Chinese.
这首歌不仅旋律优美,而且歌词富有深意。
Zhè shǒu gē bùjǐn xuánlǜ yōuměi, érqiě gēcí fù yǒu shēnyì.
This song is not only melodic, but also the lyrics are profound.
他不仅喜欢运动,而且对音乐也非常感兴趣。
Tā bùjǐn xǐhuān yùndòng, érqiě duì yīnyuè yě fēicháng gǎn xìngqù.
He not only likes sports, but also is very interested in music.
这个国家不仅风景美丽,而且文化丰富。
Zhège guójiā bùjǐn fēngjǐng měilì, érqiě wénhuà fēngfù.
This country is not only beautiful, but also culturally rich.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese structure '不仅...而且...' (bùjǐn... érqiě...) is equivalent to the pattern 'not only... but also...' in English. It is used to present two related pieces of information, implying that not only the first fact is true, but also the latter part is valid or significant. The statements connected by this structure can independently form complete thoughts.
hanabira.org

Ace your Japanese JLPT N5-N1 preparation.

Disclaimer

Public Alpha version. This site is currently undergoing active development. You may encounter bugs, inconsistencies or limited functionality. Lots of sentences might not sound natural. We are progressively addressing these issues with native speakers. You can support the development by buying us a coffee.

花びら散る

夢のような跡

朝露に

Copyright 2024 @ hanabira.org