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ér qiě
conj. but also; and (connecting two clauses)
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
​,便​。
​,便​。
zhè jiàn yī fu bú dàn piào liang , ér qié hěn pián yi .
phr. This outfit is not only beautiful but also cheap.
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zhè jiàn máo yī bú dàn nán kàn , ér qiě guì .
phr. This sweater is not only ugly but also expensive.
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bú dàn ...ér qiě ...
phr. not only...but also...
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zhè gè nián qīng rén bú dàn cōng ming , ér qiě gōng zuò hén nǔ lì .
phr. This young man is not only clever, but also hard working.
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kā fēi bù dàn nóng , ér qiě xiāng .
phr. The coffee is not only strong, but also fragrant.
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shī zi hěn qiáng zhuàng ér qié hén yóng gǎn
phr. The lion is very strong and brave.
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tā huì shuō hàn yǔ , ér qiě shuō de hén hǎo .
phr. She can speak Chinese, and moreover her Chinese is quite good.
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mèi mei bú dàn xǐ huan chàng gē , ér qiě ài tiào wǔ .
phr. Not only does (my) younger sister like singing, she is also fond of dancing.
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dì di bú dàn hěn cōng ming , ér qié hěn ài xué xí .
phr. Not only is (my) younger brother smart, he also loves studying.
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tā shēng bìng le , ér qié hěn yán zhòng .
phr. He fell sick, and it was very serious.
饿​,​,​儿​。
​,​,​兒​。
bú è , wó hěn lèi , ér qié yóu diánr kě .
phr. No, (I'm) not hungry; I'm very tired, and also a bit thirsty.