Decoded Slug: 除非...否则... (chúfēi... fǒuzé...) - Unless... otherwise...

Mandarin Grammar Point
除非...否则... (chúfēi... fǒuzé...) - Unless... otherwise...

除非...否则... (chúfēi... fǒuzé...) - Unless... otherwise...

Short explanation:

Used to express the meaning of 'unless... otherwise...' in English. It represents a condition and a consequence.

Formation:

除非 + Condition, 否则 + Consequence

Examples:

除非你努力工作,否则你不能得到晋升。
Chúfēi nǐ nǔlì gōngzuò, fǒuzé nǐ bùnéng dédào jìnshēng.
Unless you work hard, you can't get a promotion.
除非你吃药,否则发烧就不会降低。
Chúfēi nǐ chī yào, fǒuzé fāshāo jiù bù huì jiàngdī.
Unless you take medicine, the fever won't come down.
除非你每天都练习,否则你的中文不会提高。
Chúfēi nǐ měitiān dōu liànxí, fǒuzé nǐ de Zhōngwén bù huì tígāo.
Unless you practice every day, your Chinese won't improve.
除非你现在就开始准备,否则你可能无法及时完成这项任务。
Chúfēi nǐ xiànzài jiù kāishǐ zhǔnbèi, fǒuzé nǐ kěnéng wúfǎ jíshí wánchéng zhè xiàng rènwù.
Unless you start preparing now, you may not be able to complete this task on time.

Long explanation:

The Chinese phrase '除非...否则...' is used to express a conditional sentence that shows the understanding of 'unless... otherwise...'. '除非' presents the condition, and '否则' introduces the result that will happen if the condition is not met.
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