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Pronunciation : dàn
Meaning :
  1. but; yet; still; nevertheless. (conjunction)
  2. only; merely. (adv)
Radical :
Strokes : 7
Traditional :
Usage : 59.2%
1. He’s a hardworking but not very intelligent boy.
zhè hái zi yòng gōng dàn zěn me cōng míng
: this
孩子 : child, kid
用功 : hardworking
: but
不怎么 : not very
聪明 : clever, intelligent
2. He has a driver’s licence, but no car.
yǒu jià zhào dàn méi yǒu chē
: he
: has
驾照 : driving licence
: but
没有 : do not have, no
: car
3. He speaks not only English but also French.
dàn huì shuō yīng ér qiě hái huì shuō
: he
不但 : not only
: know
: speak, talk
英语 : English
而且 : moreover, not only … but also …
: even, still,
法语 : French
4. The design of this car is not only beautiful, it’s also practical.
zhè liàng chē de shè dàn měi guān ér qiě shí yòng
: this
: measure word
: car
: (particle) used after an attribute; of
设计 : design
不但 : not only
美观 : beautiful, artistic
而且 : moreover, not only … but also …
实用 : practical
5. I wish (=I would rather) he could come tomorrow.
dàn yuàn míng tiān néng lái
但愿 : if only; I wish
: he
明天 : tomorrow
: can
: come

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