Decoded Slug: 并非 (bìngfēi) - Not at all, is not

Mandarin Grammar Point
并非 (bìngfēi) - Not at all, is not

并非 (bìngfēi) - Not at all, is not

Short explanation:

This is used to express strong denial, it is a formal way to say 'not'.

Formation:

Subject + 并非 + Predicate

Examples:

他并非我所预期的那种人。
Tā bìngfēi wǒ suǒ yùqí de nà zhǒng rén.
He is not at all the kind of person I expected.
这种观点并非没有道理。
Zhè zhǒng guāndiǎn bìngfēi méiyǒu dàolǐ.
This viewpoint is not without reason.
他的成功并非偶然。
Tā de chénggōng bìngfēi ǒurán.
His success is not accidental.
乔治并非老板的儿子,他只是个实习生。
Qiáo zhī bìngfēi lǎobǎn de érzi, tā zhǐshì gè shíxí shēng.
George is not the boss's son, he's just an intern.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese term '并非 (bìngfēi)' is a formal way of negating a statement or condition, conveying the meaning of 'not at all' or 'is not'. It can be used in both spoken and written language to emphasize a strong denial. Unlike the more common '不是', '并非' is often used in more formal settings or written language.
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