Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

而是 érshì

érshì conjunction rather
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
Notes: The combination 不是…、而是… is often used in compound sentences with a negative statement in the first clause and a positive statement in the second clause.

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷六十七 列傳第二十七 謝靈運 Volume 67 Biographies 27: Xie Lingyun 3
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Book of Song 《宋書》 卷四十四 列傳第四 謝晦 Volume 44 Biographies 4: Xie Hui 2
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 1
Han Feizi 《韓非子》 忠孝第五十一 Chapter 51: Loyalty and Filial Piety 1
Xunzi 《荀子》 解蔽篇第二十一 Chapter 21: Dispelling Obsession 1
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《平原君虞卿列傳》 Biographies of Lord Pingyuan and Yu Qing 1
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《黥布列傳》 Biography of Qing Bu 1
Han Feizi 《韓非子》 外儲說左下第三十三 Chapter 33: A Collection of Sayings IV 1
Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十六 說山訓 Chapter 16: A Mountain of Persuasion 1