"However" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 dàn shì but / however
 bù guò only / merely / no more than / but / however / anyway (to get back to a previous topic) / cannot be more (after adjectival)
 kě shì but / however / (used for emphasis) indeed
 rán ér however / yet / but
 duō me how (wonderful etc) / what (a great idea etc) / however (difficult it may be etc) / (in interrogative sentences) how (much etc) / to what extent
 què but / yet / however / while / to go back / to decline / to retreat / nevertheless / even though
 dàn but / yet / however / only / merely / still
 dào to place upside down / to invert / to pour / to throw out / to move backwards / however / actually / as a matter of fact / contrary to expectation
 ài mò néng zhù unable to help however much one would like to (idiom) / Although we sympathize, there is no way to help you. / My hands are tied.
 qiáng zhōng zì yǒu qiáng zhōng shǒu however strong you are, there is always someone stronger (idiom) / there is always sth more to learn / never be satisfied to rest on your laurels / there is no room for complacency
 měi yī gè rén dōu yǒu měi zhōng bù zú de dì fang However excellent, everyone has his defects. / There is always a fly in the ointment. / cf idiom 美中不足[mei3 zhong1 bu4 zu2], everything is fine except for one small defect
绿 mǔ dan suī hǎo , quán zhàng lu:4 yè fú Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.
绿 mǔ dan suī hǎo , quán píng lu:4 yè fú chí Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.
绿 mǔ dan suī hǎo , quán zhàng lu:4 yè fú chí Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.
绿 mǔ dan suī hǎo , zhōng xū lu:4 yè fú chí Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.
 shān wài yǒu shān , tiān wài yǒu tiān (idiom) however good sth is, there is always sth better / in the wider world there are people more talented than oneself
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