Decoded Slug: 不然 (bùrán) - Otherwise, if not

Mandarin Grammar Point
不然 (bùrán) - Otherwise, if not

不然 (bùrán) - Otherwise, if not

Short explanation:

Used to express the potential negative consequence of not following a specified action.


Sentence 1, 不然 + Sentence 2


Nǐ zuì hǎo zǎo diǎn huí jiā, bùrán māmā huì dānxīn de.
You should come home early, otherwise, mom will worry.
Wǒmen xūyào gǎnkuài chūfā, bùrán huì cuòguò fēijī.
We need to leave quickly, otherwise, we will miss the plane.
Nǐ yīnggāi lìkè kāishǐ zuò zuòyè, bùrán nǐ huì bù jígé.
You should start doing your homework immediately, otherwise, you will fail.
Qǐng jìde dài yǔsǎn, bùrán nǐ huì línshī.
Remember to bring an umbrella, otherwise, you will get wet.

Long explanation:

In Mandarin Chinese, the conjunction '不然 (bùrán)' is used to convey the meaning 'otherwise' or 'if not'. It is typically used in the second half of a sentence to express consequences or outcomes that might occur if the condition or action in the first half of the sentence is not performed or fulfilled.

Ace your Japanese JLPT N5-N1 preparation.


Public Alpha version Open Source (GitHub). 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.




Copyright 2024