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dàn shì
conj. but
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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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hàn yú hěn nán , dàn shì wǒ huì nǔ lì .
phr. Chinese is difficult, but I will try hard (in learning the language).
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suī rán ..., dàn shì ...
phr. although... but...
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tā suī rán bù cōng ming , dàn shì xué xí fēi cháng nǔ lì .
phr. Although he is not smart, he studies really hard.
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gōng zuò hěn máng dàn shì tā hái jiān chí duàn liàn
phr. She was very busy at work, but she still managed to stick to her exercise regime.
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suī rán xià yǔ dàn shì bù lěng
phr. Although it rains, it is not cold.
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wó gěi tā fā yóu jiàn le dàn shì méi yǒu dé dào huí yìng
phr. I sent him an email but received no reply.
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fáng zi suī rán jiù le , dàn shì hěn gān jìng .
phr. The house is old, but it is very clean.
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zhè dào tí wǒ bú huì zuò , dàn shì wǒ mēng duì le .
phr. I do not know how to solve this exam question, but I made a lucky guess.
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zhè jiàn yī fu hěn qīng , dàn shì hén nuǎn huo .
phr. This garment is very light, but very warm.