但是 dànshì

  1. dànshì conjunction but
    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 main clause of subordinate complex sentences; in the sense of 可是 (CC-CEDICT '但是'; Guoyu '但是' 1; Sun 2006, loc. 2053)
  2. dànshì adverb if only
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 只要是 (Guoyu '但是' 2)

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