Decoded Slug: 虽然…但是… (suīrán… dànshì…) - Although… but…

Mandarin Grammar Point
虽然…但是… (suīrán… dànshì…) - Although… but…

虽然…但是… (suīrán… dànshì…) - Although… but…

Short explanation:

Used to express a contrast or contradiction between two situations or two aspects.

Formation:

虽然 + Statement 1, 但是 + Statement 2

Examples:

虽然我很喜欢那个电影,但是我没有时间去看它。
Suīrán wǒ hěn xǐhuān nàgè diànyǐng, dànshì wǒ méiyǒu shíjiān qù kàn tā.
Although I really like that movie, I don’t have time to watch it.
虽然他们身处困难,但是他们仍然保持乐观。
Suīrán tāmen shēn chǔ kùnnán, dànshì tāmen réngrán bǎochí lèguān.
Although they are in difficulties, they still remain optimistic.
虽然他很年轻,但是他非常有经验。
Suīrán tā hěn niánqīng, dànshì tā fēicháng yǒu jīngyàn.
Although he is very young, he is very experienced.
虽然我喝了很多水,但是我仍然感到口渴。
Suīrán wǒ hēle hěnduō shuǐ, dànshì wǒ réngrán gǎndào kǒu kě.
Although I drank a lot of water, I'm still thirsty.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese structure '虽然…但是… (suīrán… dànshì…)' is a conjunction that is used to express a contrast or contradiction. In English, it is equivalent to 'although… but…'. It's used to present a situation or fact first, then to introduce a surprising or contradicting information or another standpoint.
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