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xìng kuī
adv. fortunately, thanks to, luckily
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幸亏 is an adverb. In Chinese, there is another word very similar to 幸亏 , which is 多亏. In this post, we analyse the differences between 幸亏 and 多亏.

1. They belong to different parts of speech:
幸亏 is an adverb and is usually used at the beginning of a clause. It cannot be followed by 了 or any noun/ pronoun. In comparison, 多亏 is a verb and it can be followed by 了. We can use a clause, a noun/ pronoun/ nominal phrase after 多亏.

2. They express different tones:
幸亏 expresses a tone of feeling lucky. It is usually used in a situation where one has avoided an unwanted result due to an objective factor which happened coincidentally.
多亏 expresses a gratitude. It is usually used in a situation where one gets a good result because of someone else’s help.
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