Chinese Word: 可是 kěshì — but

 

The Mandarin Chinese word for “But” is 可是 — kěshì.

 

Here are some examples of how to use this word:

  • …可是我不喜欢他! Kěshì wǒ bù xǐhuān tā! – But I don’t like him!
  • 我不爱你, 可是我喜欢你. Wǒ bú ài nǐ, kěshì wǒ xǐhuān nǐ. – I don’t love you, but I like you.
  • … 可是她不会英文! Kěshì tā bù huì yīngwén! – But he can’t (speak) English!

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