Decoded Slug: 不过 (búguò) - However, but

Mandarin Grammar Point
不过 (búguò) - However, but

不过 (búguò) - However, but

Short explanation:

Used to indicate a contrast or to introduce a new point.

Formation:

Sentence 1 + 不过 + Sentence 2

Examples:

我原本想去游泳,不过天气太冷了。
Wǒ yuánběn xiǎng qù yóuyǒng, búguò tiānqì tài lěng le.
I originally wanted to go swimming, but the weather is too cold.
我喜欢吃巧克力,不过我知道它对身体不好。
Wǒ xǐhuān chī qiǎokèlì, búguò wǒ zhīdào tā duì shēntǐ bù hǎo.
I like eating chocolate, however, I know it's not good for my health.
他已经工作了五年,不过他还是没有买车。
Tā yǐjīng gōngzuò le wǔ nián, búguò tā háishì méiyǒu mǎi chē.
He has been working for five years, but he still hasn't bought a car.
我喜欢这部电影,不过我认为它的结尾可以更好。
Wǒ xǐhuān zhè bù diànyǐng, búguò wǒ rènwéi tā de jiéwěi kěyǐ gèng hǎo.
I like this movie, however, I think its ending could be better.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '不过 (búguò)' is a conjunction used to illustrate a contrast or to bring up a new point in a conversation or written discource. It is the equivalent of 'however' or 'but' in English. It is often used to express a differing view or to qualify a previous statement.
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