ChineseEdit

 
can; may; able to
can; may; able to; certain(ly); to suit; (particle used for emphasis)
be; yes; this
simp. and trad.
(可是)

PronunciationEdit


ConjunctionEdit

可是

  1. however; but
    中國人可是普通話 [MSC, trad.]
    中国人可是普通话 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ bù shì zhōngguórén kěshì wǒ huì shuō pǔtōnghuà. [Pinyin]
    I am not Chinese but I can speak Mandarin Chinese.
    可是溫柔 [MSC, trad.]
    可是温柔 [MSC, simp.]
    “Wǒ Hěn Chǒu Kěshì Wǒ Hěn Wēnróu” [Pinyin]
    "I am Ugly, but I am Gentle" (a 1988 song by Chief Chao)

SynonymsEdit

AdverbEdit

可是

  1. used for emphasis
    這麼可是冤枉父親 [MSC, trad.]
    这么可是冤枉父亲 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ zhème shuō kěshì yuānwang nǐ fùqīn le. [Pinyin]
    You are doing your father wrong by speaking like this.
    可是大顯身手機會 [MSC, trad.]
    可是大显身手机会 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè kěshì nǐ dàxiǎnshēnshǒu de hǎo jīhuì ya. [Pinyin]
    This is a good opportunity for you to show off your skills.