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kuàng qiě
conj. moreover, furthermore, besides
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而且 vs 况且:

1. 而且 indicates progression and it connects adjectives, verbs, adverbs or clauses. 而且 often pairs up with 不但,不只,不光:
Examples:
- 这件衣服不但漂亮,而且很便宜。 [phr] This outfit is not only beautiful but also cheap.
- 妹妹不但喜欢唱歌,而且爱跳舞。 [phr] Not only does (my) younger sister like singing, she is also fond of dancing.
- 不但我会说汉语,而且我的妻子也会说汉语。 [phr] No only I can speak Chinese, my wife can also speak Chinese.


2. 况且 indicates progression with a rhetoric tone and is used to introduce another reason. 况且 can be used with 又, 也 and 还:
- 今天别去打球了,外面天气不是很好,况且我们作业还没做完呢。 [phr] Don't go to play a ball game today. The weather isn't good outside, moreover we haven't finished our homework.
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