This website uses cookies. Find out more or .
kě shì
conj./adv. but, yet, however; (used for emphasis) truly, indeed; (used for confirmation in interrogative sentences)
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.
EXAMPLES
​,​。
​,​。
zǎo shang shǒu jī xiǎng le, kě shì wǒ méi yǒu tīng jiàn .
phr. The mobile phone rang in the morning, but I did not hear it.
​,​,​。
​,​,​。
tā xiǎng jiè yān, bú zài chōu yān le, kě shì méi yǒu jiān chí xià lái .
phr. He wanted to quit smoking, to never smoke again, but he did not persevere to the end.
​,​。
​,​。
wó xiǎo shí hou céng jīng zài gē yóng bǐ sài zhōng huò guo jiǎng, kě shì xiàn zài sǎng zi què bù xíng le .
phr. When I was a child I won a prize in a singing contest, but now my voice is terrible.
​,​。
​,​。
tā jiǎ zhuāng zài kàn shū, kě shì shū ná dào le .
phr. He pretended to be reading, but was holding the book upside down.
​,​。
​,​。
tā kě shì bái lǐ tiāo yī de gē shǒu,shēng yīn tè bié hǎo .
phr. He truly is an extremely outstanding singer with a perfect voice.
​,​。
​,​。
wǒ de běn yì shì ràng tā huí jiā gōng zuò, kě shì tā wù jiě le .
phr. My original meaning was to let him work at home, but he misunderstood me.
​,​。
​,​。
tā suī rán yǐ jīng shì zóng tǒng le, kě shì duì tā de xiǎo xué lǎo shī yī rán hěn gōng jìng .
phr. Although he has been the president, towards his primary school teacher he remains deferential.
​,​。
​,​。
tā dà shēng hū hǎn qiú zhù, kě shì méi yǒu rén bāng zhù tā .
phr. He shouted loudly for help, but no one came to his aid.
​,​。
​,​。
tā cái èr shí suì, kě shì méi yǒu yì diǎn huó lì .
phr. He was only twenty, but without any energy.
​,​。
​,​。
tán dào yīn yuè,wó kě shì ge mén wài hàn .
phr. I am really a layman when it comes to music.
​,​。
​,​。
zài huà huà de fāng miàn, tā kě shì ge néng shǒu .
phr. With the aspect of drawing, she is such an expert.
​...,​...
​...,​...
suī rán,... kě shì ...
phr. Although/Though ..., (yet) ...
​?
​?
qǐng wèn nín kě shì yào qù shàng hǎi ?
phr. Excuse, are you going to Shanghai?
​,​,便​。
​,​,便​。
yí gè wǎng hóng yāo qíng wǒ cān jiā huó dòng, kě shì wó yóu diǎn yí huò, yīn wèi wǒ bù xiǎng gēn zhàn pián yi de rén zài yì qǐ .
phr. An Internet celebrity invited me to attend an event, but I feel uncertain, because I do not want to be together with someone that profits at other people's expense.
​,​。
​,​。
wó xiǎng qù pá shān, kě shì wǒ méi yǒu shí jiān .
phr. I want to go do some mountain climbing, but I do not have the time.