ChineseEdit

 
but; yet; however
but; yet; however; only; merely; still
be; yes; this
simp. and trad.
(但是)
anagram 是但

PronunciationEdit


ConjunctionEdit

但是

  1. but; however
    筆記本雖然外形但是功能差別 [MSC, trad.]
    笔记本虽然外形但是功能差别 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè liǎng tái bǐjìběn suīrán wàixíng hěn xiàng, dànshì gōngnéng shàng què chābié hěn dà. [Pinyin]
    Although these two notebooks look very similar, their functions are quite different.
    雖然第一但是一點驕傲 [MSC, trad.]
    虽然第一但是一点骄傲 [MSC, simp.]
    Wáng Xiùyīng suīrán kǎo le dìyī, dànshì tā yīdiǎn yě bù jiāo'ào. [Pinyin]
    Although Wang Xiuying scored first in the exam, she was not at all arrogant about it.
    剛才但是不敢苟同 [MSC, trad.]
    刚才但是不敢苟同 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ gāngcái shuō de hěn hǎo, dànshì yǒu yī diǎn wǒ bùgǎngǒutóng. [Pinyin]
    What you just said makes sense, but there is one thing I can't agree with.

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

Unlike in English, in Chinese it is customary for 雖然虽然 (suīrán, “although”) to be followed by 但是 (dànshì, “but; however”).

AdverbEdit

但是

  1. (literary) merely by; just by ... alone