Decoded Slug: 虽说 (suī shuō) - Although, though

Mandarin Grammar Point
虽说 (suī shuō) - Although, though

虽说 (suī shuō) - Although, though

Short explanation:

This word is used to introduce a concession in a sentence.

Formation:

虽说 + Statement (fact) + Contrasting point / exception.

Examples:

虽说我很累,但是我还是要继续做工作。
Suī shuō wǒ hěn lèi, dànshì wǒ háishì yào jìxù zuò gōngzuò.
Although I am very tired, I still have to continue working.
虽说他是个孩子,他的想法却很成熟。
Suī shuō tā shì gè háizi, tā de xiǎngfǎ què hěn chéngshú.
Although he is a child, his thoughts are quite mature.
虽说外面下雨,我们还是决定出去玩。
Suī shuō wàimiàn xià yǔ, wǒmen háishì juédìng chūqù wán.
Although it was raining outside, we still decided to go out and play.
虽说她工作很忙,她仍然每天都抽时间陪孩子。
Suī shuō tā gōngzuò hěn máng, tā réngrán měitiān dōu chōu shíjiān péi háizi.
Although she is very busy at work, she still takes time to be with her child every day.

Long explanation:

虽说 (suī shuō) is commonly used in Mandarin Chinese conversation to mean 'although' or 'though'. It precedes a statement or fact and is generally followed by a contrasting point or exception, thus indicating a concession or contrast in ideas. It's equivalent to 'although' in English---the situation or fact exists, but a different or unexpected result is presented after.
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