Decoded Slug: 但是 (dànshì) - But, however

Mandarin Grammar Point
但是 (dànshì) - But, however

但是 (dànshì) - But, however

Short explanation:

Used to introduce a contrast or contradiction to the previous statement.

Formation:

Sentence 1 + 但是 + Sentence 2

Examples:

我想去看电影,但是我没有时间。
Wǒ xiǎng qù kàn diànyǐng, dànshì wǒ méiyǒu shíjiān.
I want to go see a movie, but I don't have time.
他很聪明,但是他不努力学习。
Tā hěn cōngmíng, dànshì tā bù nǔlì xuéxí.
He is very smart, but he doesn't study hard.
我喜欢吃巧克力,但是我不能吃太多。
Wǒ xǐhuān chī qiǎokèlì, dànshì wǒ bùnéng chī tàiduō.
I like eating chocolate, but I can't eat too much.
天空很晴朗,但是还是有可能下雨。
Tiānkōng hěn qínglǎng, dànshì háishì yǒu kěnéng xià yǔ.
The sky is very clear, but it might still rain.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese word '但是 (dànshì)' is used as a conjunction to introduce a contrast or contradiction in comparison to the previous statement or thought. Similar to the English words 'but' or 'however', it is often used in the middle of a sentence to highlight a differing or opposing point.
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