Decoded Slug: 不然 (bùrán) - Otherwise

Mandarin Grammar Point
不然 (bùrán) - Otherwise

不然 (bùrán) - Otherwise

Short explanation:

Used to express a logical consequence, similar to 'otherwise' in English.

Formation:

Condition + 不然 + Consequence

Examples:

你必须快点完成作业,不然老师会生气的。
Nǐ bìxū kuài diǎn wánchéng zuòyè, bùrán lǎoshī huì shēngqì de.
You must finish your homework quickly, otherwise the teacher will get angry.
我们需要赶快离开,不然会错过火车。
Wǒmen xūyào gǎnkuài líkāi, bùrán huì cuòguò huǒchē.
We need to leave quickly, otherwise we will miss the train.
你应该多喝水,不然会脱水。
Nǐ yīnggāi duō hē shuǐ, bùrán huì tuōshuǐ.
You should drink more water, otherwise you will get dehydrated.
请把音量调小一点,不然邻居会投诉的。
Qǐng bǎ yīnliàng diào xiǎo yīdiǎn, bùrán línjū huì tóusù de.
Please turn down the volume a bit, otherwise the neighbors will complain.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '不然 (bùrán)' is a conjunction used to express the bad consequence of something not happening. It functions like 'otherwise' or 'or else' in English, explaining what will happen if the action in the previous clause does not occur.
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