Decoded Slug: Negatives: 'chứ không'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Negatives: 'chứ không'

Negatives: 'chứ không'

Short explanation:

Used to deny or contradict a previous statement.


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Anh ấy muốn tiền chứ không phải tình yêu.
He wants money but not love.
Tôi mua quả táo chứ không phải quả cam.
I'm buying apples rather than oranges.
Bạn nên học thêm tiếng Việt chứ không chỉ nên dừng lại ở tiếng Anh.
You should learn more Vietnamese rather than just stopping at English.
Chúng tôi mong muốn ổn định chứ không phải thường luôn phải thay đổi.
We want stability rather than constant change.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese phrase 'chứ không' is a negative expression used to deny or contradict a preceding statement. It can be translated as 'but not' or 'rather than' in English. It is typically used to negate a preceding statement and to introduce another, counterbalancing point.

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