Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

除非 chúfēi

chúfēi conjunction only if / only when / only in the case that
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
Notes: This conjunction is often used as a connecting word in the subordinate clause of subordinate complex sentences. It is often used in the pattern 除非…,才… to express that only if a certain condition is met will the result follow.

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 复句 Complex Sentences 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十三回 Chapter 23 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十一回 Chapter 31 1
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷八 本紀第八: 玄宗上 Volume 8 Annals 8: Xuanzong 1 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十三回 Chapter 13 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十六回 Chapter 26 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十四回 Chapter 54 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十八回 Chapter 48 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十二回 Chapter 32 1