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bú shì ... ér shì ...
phr. indicate that something is this and not that, is not...but...
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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tā bú shì huà jiā , ér shì yī shēng .
phr. He is not a painter, but a doctor.
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rén shēng zuì zhòng yào de bú shì nǐ de néng lì , ér shì nǐ de xìng gé .
phr. What matters the most in life is not your competence, but your character.
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wǒ bú shì bù xiǎng qù kàn diàn yǐng , ér shì wǒ méi yǒu qián .
phr. It's not that I don't want to see the movie, but that I don't have the money.