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虽然
suī rán
conj. although, though
Discussion of 虽然/雖然
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虽然 is often paired with 但是, 可是, 却 or 不过 to form a subordinate complex sentence. 虽然 leads the subordinate clause, and 但是, 可是, 却 or 不过 leads the main clause.
E.g.1 他虽然不聪明,但是学习非常努力。 [phr] He studies really hard although he is not smart.
E.g.2 他虽然不聪明,可是学习非常努力。 [phr] Although he is not smart, he studies really hard.
E.g.3 他虽然不聪明,不过学习非常努力。 [phr] Although he is not smart, he studies really hard.
E.g.4 虽然他不聪明,学习却非常努力。 [phr] Although he is not smart, he studies really hard.
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