Decoded Slug: 否则 (fǒuzé) - Otherwise, or else

Mandarin Grammar Point
否则 (fǒuzé) - Otherwise, or else

否则 (fǒuzé) - Otherwise, or else

Short explanation:

Used to present a negative consequence if a certain condition is not met.

Formation:

Clause 1 + 否则 + Clause 2

Examples:

你需要每天按时服用这些药,否则你的健康会受到影响。
Nǐ xūyào měitiān ànshí fúyòng zhèxiē yào, fǒuzé nǐ de jiànkāng huì shòudào yǐngxiǎng.
You need to take these medicines punctually every day, otherwise your health will be affected.
我们要尽早离开,否则我们会错过火车。
Wǒmen yào jǐnzǎo líkāi, fǒuzé wǒmen huì cuòguò huǒchē.
We have to leave early, otherwise we will miss the train.
请你把房间整理好,否则妈妈会生气的。
Qǐng nǐ bǎ fángjiān zhěnglǐ hǎo, fǒuzé māma huì shēngqì de.
Please tidy up your room, otherwise mom will get angry.
把苹果放进冰箱里,否则它会烂掉。
Bǎ píngguǒ fàng jìn bīngxiāng lǐ, fǒuzé tā huì làn diào.
Put the apple in the refrigerator, or else it will rot.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese conjunction '否则 (fǒuzé)' is used to present an undesirable outcome or a negative situation, which might occur if a particular condition is not fulfilled or a required action is not taken. It is similar to 'otherwise' or 'or else' in English. It creates a sense of warning and suggests the need to meet certain conditions to escape the negative consequence.
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