Decoded Slug: 不然 (bùrán) - Otherwise, or else

Mandarin Grammar Point
不然 (bùrán) - Otherwise, or else

不然 (bùrán) - Otherwise, or else

Short explanation:

It is used to express the consequences if action is not taken.

Formation:

Statement + 不然 + Result of Consequence

Examples:

你应该尽快完成作业,不然老师会生气的。
Nǐ yīnggāi jǐnkuài wánchéng zuòyè, bùrán lǎoshī huì shēngqì de.
You should finish your homework as soon as possible, otherwise the teacher will be angry.
我们应该早点出发,不然可能会错过火车。
Wǒmen yīnggāi zǎodiǎn chūfā, bùrán kěnéng huì cuòguò huǒchē.
We should set off early, otherwise we might miss the train.
你最好带上雨伞,不然如果下雨你会淋湿的。
Nǐ zuì hǎo dài shàng yǔsǎn, bùrán rúguǒ xià yǔ nǐ huì lín shī de.
You'd better bring an umbrella, otherwise if it rains, you'll get wet.
我们早点离开吧,不然可能会遇到交通堵塞。
Wǒmen zǎodiǎn líkāi ba, bùrán kěnéng huì yùdào jiāotōng dǔsè.
Let's leave early, otherwise we might encounter traffic jams.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '不然 (bùrán)' is similar to 'otherwise' or 'or else' in English. It is used when expressing the potential negative or undesired outcome that may occur if a certain action is not performed. This expression gives a sense of urgency or importance to the preceding clause.
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