Decoded Slug: 不仅...还... (bùjǐn...hái...) - Not only... but also...

Mandarin Grammar Point
不仅...还... (bùjǐn...hái...) - Not only... but also...

不仅...还... (bùjǐn...hái...) - Not only... but also...

Short explanation:

Used to emphasize that in addition to the first point, there is a further point.


Subject + 不仅 + Verb/Adjective + First Point,还 + Verb/Adjective + Further Point.


Zhège diànyǐng bùjǐn hěn jīngcǎi, hái hěn yǒu jiàoyù yìyì.
This movie is not only very exciting, but also very educational.
Tā bùjǐn huì shuō fǎyǔ, hái huì shuō xībānyá yǔ hé dé yǔ.
He can not only speak French, but also Spanish and German.
Tā bùjǐn cōngmíng, hái fēicháng nǔlì.
She is not only smart, but also very hard-working.
Zhè bù shǒujī bùjǐn pāizhào qīngxī, hái néng fángshuǐ.
This phone not only takes clear photos, but is also waterproof.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese structure '不仅...还...' (bùjǐn...hái...) equates to 'not only... but also...' in English. It is used to emphasize an additional point or element in a sentence in conjunction with the first point. This construct is frequently used when the speaker wants to accentuate and focus attention on multiple attributes, characteristics, or behaviors of a subject.

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