却 què: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

却 (què) English Meaning

  • but
  • yet
  • however
  • while
  • to go back
  • to decline
  • to retreat
  • nevertheless
  • even though

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 却没有人要听。
    Què méiyǒu rén yào tīng.
    But no one wanted to hear it.
  • 他追赶窃贼却未捉住。
    Tā zhuīgǎn qièzéi què wèi zhuō zhù.
    He chased the burglar but couldn’t catch him.
  • 他瞄准了,却没命中。
    Tā miáozhǔnle, què méi mìngzhòng.
    He aimed, but missed.
  • 他虽然穷,却很幸福。
    Tā suīrán qióng, què hěn xìngfú.
    Even though he’s poor, he’s happy.
  • 你会游泳,我却不会。
    Nǐ huì yóuyǒng, wǒ què bù huì.
    You can swim, but I can’t.
  • 她虽穷,人品却很端正。
    Tā suī qióng, rén pǐn què hěn duānzhèng.
    She is poor but quite respectable.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 que

却 (què): but; yet; however; while; to go back; to decline; to retreat; nevertheless; even though

  •  (qù): to go; to go to (a place); to cause to go or send (somebody); to remove; to get rid of; (when used either before or after a verb) to go in order to do something; to be apart from in space or time; (after a verb of motion indicates movement away from the speaker); (used after certain verbs to indicate detachment or separation); (of a time or an event, etc.) just passed or elapsed
  •  (jié): seal

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HSK 4 Word List

  • 却 (què): but; yet; however; while; to go back; to decline; to retreat; nevertheless; even though

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