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不但 bù dàn / 而且 ér qiě: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

不但 (bù dàn) / 而且 (ér qiě) English Meaning

  • not only … but also…

Traditional Characters: 不但 /而且

不 forms words in:

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但 forms words in:

而 forms words in:

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且 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences 不但 bù dàn

  • 他不但没帮我,还骂了我。
    Tā bùdàn méi bāng wǒ, hái màle wǒ.
    Not only did he refuse to help me, but also he scolded me.
  • 这不但合法,而且非常普遍。
    Zhè bùdàn héfǎ, érqiě fēicháng pǔbiàn.
    Not only is it legal, it’s very popular.
  • 我的爱好不但广泛而且有用。
    Wǒ de àihào bùdàn guǎngfàn érqiě yǒuyòng.
    My hobbies are not only wide-ranging but also useful.
  • 他不但喜欢棒球,还喜欢足球。
    Tā bùdàn xǐhuān bàngqiú, hái xǐhuān zúqiú.
    He likes not only baseball but football as well.
  • 丽萨不但会说英文,而且会说法文。
    Lì sà bùdàn huì shuō yīngwén, érqiě huì shuōfǎ wén.
    Lisa speaks not only English but also French.
  • 我们不但要完成任务而且还要做好。
    Wǒmen bùdàn yào wánchéng rènwù érqiě hái yào zuò hǎo.
    We must not only finish our task but also do it well.

Sample Sentences 而且 ér qiě

  • 我的爱好不但广泛而且有用。
    Wǒ de àihào bùdàn guǎngfàn érqiě yǒuyòng.
    My hobbies are not only wide-ranging but also useful.
  • 我不喜欢滑冰,而且冰又太薄。
    Wǒ bù xǐhuān huábīng, érqiě bīng yòu tài báo.
    I don’t like skating, moreover, the ice is too thin.
  • 他不仅强壮健康,而且还很聪明。
    Tā bùjǐn qiángzhuàng jiànkāng, érqiě hái hěn cōngmíng.
    He is not only strong and healthy but also very smart.
  • 她不仅很会演奏,而且还会作曲。
    Tā bùjǐn hěn huì yǎnzòu, érqiě hái huì zuòqǔ.
    She not only plays well, but also writes music.
  • 他又年轻又漂亮,而且还很富有。
    Tā yòu niánqīng yòu piàoliang, érqiě hái hěn fùyǒu.
    He is young and good-looking, and also very rich.
  • 玛丽不但清扫房间而且也洗刷窗子。
    Mǎlì bùdàn qīngsǎo fángjiān érqiě yě xǐshuā chuāngzi.
    Mary not only cleaned the room but (also) washed the window.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

不 (bú): (negative prefix) no, not

  • (yī): one
  • Unidentified strokes

但 (dàn): but; yet; however; only; merely; still

  • 亻 (rén): man
  • 旦 (dàn): dawn; morning; day-break; day

而 (ér): and; as well as; and so; but (not); yet (not); (indicates causal relation); (indicates change of state); (indicates contrast)

  •  (ér): and

且 (qiě): moreover; yet; and; for the time being; to be about to; both (... and...)

  • 一 (yī): one
  • 目 (mù): eye
  • 日 (rì): sun

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 不

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 但

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 而

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 而(ér): yet (not); and; as well as; and so; but (not); (indicates causal relation); (indicates change of state); (indicates contrast)
  • 然而(rán ér): however; yet; but

HSK 5 Word List

  • 从而(cóng ér): thus; thereby
  • 反而(fǎn ér): instead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
  • 因而(yīn ér): therefore; as a result; thus; and as a result, …

HSK 6 Word List

  • 半途而废(bàn tú ér fèi): to give up halfway (idiom); leave something unfinished
  • 不言而喻(bù yán ér yù): it goes without saying; it is self-evident
  • 而已(ér yǐ): that’s all; nothing more
  • 进而(jìn ér): and then (what follows next)
  • 侃侃而谈(kǎn kǎn ér tán ): to speak frankly with assurance;
  • 锲而不舍(qiè ér bù shě): to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at something; to persevere; unflagging efforts
  • 时而(shí ér): occasionally; from time to time
  • 总而言之(zǒng ér yán zhī): in short; in a word; in brief

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 且

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 姑且(gū qiě): temporarily; the time being; for the moment; provisional; tentatively
  • 况且(kuàng qiě): moreover; besides; in addition; furthermore
  • 尚且(shàng qiě ): (not) even; yet; still;
  • 暂且(zàn qiě): for now; for the time being; temporarily
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