Decoded Slug: 除非 (chúfēi) - Unless

Mandarin Grammar Point
除非 (chúfēi) - Unless

除非 (chúfēi) - Unless

Short explanation:

Used to express a condition in which something will happen or is possible.

Formation:

除非 + Condition, 否则/不然 + Result

Examples:

除非你努力学习,否则你将不能通过这个考试。
Chúfēi nǐ nǔlì xuéxí, fǒuzé nǐ jiāng bùnéng tōngguò zhège kǎoshì.
Unless you study hard, you will not be able to pass this exam.
除非他公开道歉,否则我不会原谅他。
Chúfēi tā gōngkāi dàoqiàn, fǒuzé wǒ bù huì yuánliàng tā.
Unless he apologizes publicly, I will not forgive him.
除非天气好,我们不会去公园。
Chúfēi tiānqì hǎo, wǒmen bù huì qù gōngyuán.
We will not go to the park unless the weather is good.
除非你能保证这件事的安全,否则我不会让你去的。
Chúfēi nǐ néng bǎozhèng zhè jiàn shì de ānquán, fǒuzé wǒ bù huì ràng nǐ qù de.
I won't let you go unless you can guarantee the safety of this matter.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '除非 (chúfēi)' is used to present a prerequisite condition for a certain outcome to happen. It is equivalent to saying 'unless' in English. The situation or condition being mentioned is often necessary or crucial for the rest of the sentence to be true, or for a certain event to occur.
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