Decoded Slug: 虽然...却... (suīrán... què...) - Although... yet...

Mandarin Grammar Point
虽然...却... (suīrán... què...) - Although... yet...

虽然...却... (suīrán... què...) - Although... yet...

Short explanation:

Used to express contrast or contradiction between two situations or states.

Formation:

虽然 + Statement, 却 + Contradicting statement

Examples:

虽然他很穷,却很快乐。
Suīrán tā hěn qióng, què hěn kuàilè.
Although he is poor, he is very happy.
虽然这个课程很难,却很有趣。
Suīrán zhège kèchéng hěn nán, què hěn yǒuqù.
Although this course is hard, it is very interesting.
虽然天气很糟糕,我们却决定去野餐。
Suīrán tiānqì hěn zāogāo, wǒmen què juédìng qù yěcān.
Although the weather is terrible, we decided to go for a picnic.
虽然她总是忙碌,却总是有时间帮助别人。
Suīrán tā zǒng shì mánglù, què zǒng shì yǒu shíjiān bāngzhù biérén.
Although she is always busy, she always has time to help others.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '虽然...却... (suīrán... què...)' is used to express a contrast or contradiction between two situations or states. The statement following '虽然' sets up an expectation, but '却' introduces a reality that contradicts or contrasts with that expectation. It is equivalent to the English construct 'Although... yet...'.
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