Chinese Word: 但是 dànshì — but

 

The Mandarin Chinese word for “but” is 但是 dànshì.

Here are some examples of how to use this word:

  • …但是我不要! Dànshì wǒ búyào! – but I don’t want to!
  • 我会英文, 但我不会中文. Wǒ huì yīngwén, dàn wǒ bú huì zhōngwén. – I can (speak) English, but I can’t (speak) Chinese **
  • 我喜欢你, 但是我不爱你. Wǒ xǐhuān nǐ, dànshì wǒ bú ài nǐ. – I like you but I don’t love you

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