Decoded Slug: 除非 (chúfēi) - Unless, only if

Mandarin Grammar Point
除非 (chúfēi) - Unless, only if

除非 (chúfēi) - Unless, only if

Short explanation:

Used to denote a condition which must be fulfilled for a certain result.

Formation:

除非 + Condition, Subject + Action/Result

Examples:

除非你努力学习,否则你无法通过这个考试。
Chúfēi nǐ nǔlì xuéxí, fǒuzé nǐ wúfǎ tōngguò zhège kǎoshì.
Unless you study hard, you won't be able to pass this examination.
除非有重大的变故,我会按计划赴美学习。
Chúfēi yǒu zhòngdà de biàngù, wǒ huì àn jìhuà fù Měi xuéxí.
Unless there’s a major incident, I will go to the US to study as planned.
除非我赢得了彩票,否则我无法负担这辆豪华汽车。
Chúfēi wǒ yíngdéle cǎipiào, fǒuzé wǒ wúfǎ fùdān zhè liàng háohuá qìchē.
I can't afford this luxury car unless I win the lottery.
除非你能证明你的清白,否则我不再信任你。
Chúfēi nǐ néng zhèngmíng nǐ de qīngbái, fǒuzé wǒ bù zài xìnrèn nǐ.
Unless you can prove your innocence, I will no longer trust you.

Long explanation:

'除非 (chúfēi)' is a conjunction in Mandarin Chinese which is similar to the English 'unless' or 'only if'. It is used to express a condition that must be fulfilled in order for a certain result or action to take place, implying that if the condition is not met, the result will not be achieved.
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