Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

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)

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 目录导言 Contents and Introduction 3
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 复句 Complex Sentences 3
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十三回 Chapter 43 2
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Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷七十五 列傳第二十五: 蘇世長 韋雲起 孫伏伽 張玄素 Volume 75 Biographies 25: Su Shizhang, Wei Yunqi, Sun Fujia, Zhang Xuansu 2
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十二回 Chapter 32 2
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷17 志第12 律曆中 Volume 17 Treatises 12: Measures and the Calendar 2 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十七回 Chapter 47 1
A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She Luotuo Xiangzi 《骆驼祥子》 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十九回 Chapter 49 1