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fǎn ér
adv. instead, contrary to
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Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

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.
wó hǎo xīn bāng tā , fǎn ér bèi tā jù jué le .
phr. I wanted to help him, but he rejected me instead.
wǒ bāng le tā , tā fēi dàn bù gǎn xiè , fǎn ér shuō wǒ zuò de bú duì .
phr. I offered her my help, but rather than appreciating it, she said I hadn't done the work right.
fēng bú dàn méi tíng , fǎn ér gèng dà le
phr. (Because of some reason) The strong wind did not stop; on the contrary, it became stronger.