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ér shì
conj. rather, but that
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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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tā bú shì huà jiā , ér shì yī shēng .
phr. He is not a painter, but a doctor.
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tā rèn wéi měi lì bú shì wài zài de , ér shì nèi zài de .
phr. He believed that beauty was not something imposed, but something immanent.