dào shì
adv. indicating concession, pointing out the positive aspect of something while what follows emphasizes the negative aspect.
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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.
jià gé dào shì pián yi , zhǐ shì zhì liàng bú tài hǎo .
phr. The price is actually quite cheap, but the quality is just not that good.