Difference between revisions of "Expressing "not only… but also" with "bujin""

 
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* 他 <em>不仅</em> 很 帅,<em>而且</em> 很 聪明。<span class="trans">He is not only handsome, but also intelligent.</span>
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* 他 <em>不仅</em> 很 帅,<em>而且</em> 很 聪明。<span class="pinyin">Tā <em>bùjǐn</em> hěn shuài, <em>érqiě</em> hěn cōngmíng.</span><span class="trans">He is not only handsome, but also intelligent.</span>
* 我们 <em>不仅</em> 完成 了 任务 <em>而且</em> 比 规定 日期 提前 了 十天。<span class="trans">We not only completed the task, but we did so ten days ahead of schedule.</span>
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* 我们 <em>不仅</em> 完成 了 任务 <em>而且</em> 比 规定 日期 提前 了 十天。<span class="pinyin">Wǒmen <em>bùjǐn</em> wánchéngle rènwù <em>érqiě</em> bǐ guīdìng rìqí tíqiánle shí tiān.</span><span class="trans">We not only completed the task, but we did so ten days ahead of schedule.</span>
* 这 道 菜<em>不仅</em> 好吃 <em>而且</em> 很 有 营养。<span class="trans">This dish is not only tasty, but also nutritious.</span>
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* 这 道 菜<em>不仅</em> 好吃 <em>而且</em> 很 有 营养。<span class="pinyin">Zhè dào cài <em>bùjǐn</em> hào chī <em>érqiě</em> hěn yǒu yíngyǎng.</span><span class="trans">This dish is not only tasty, but also nutritious.</span>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:31, 3 June 2020

There are a few ways to express "not only ... but also" in Chinese. One of them is:

Structure

Noun + 不仅 + A,而且 + B

A and B could be adjectives, verbs or phrases.

Examples

  • 不仅 很 帅,而且 很 聪明。bùjǐn hěn shuài, érqiě hěn cōngmíng.He is not only handsome, but also intelligent.
  • 我们 不仅 完成 了 任务 而且 比 规定 日期 提前 了 十天。Wǒmen bùjǐn wánchéngle rènwù érqiě bǐ guīdìng rìqí tíqiánle shí tiān.We not only completed the task, but we did so ten days ahead of schedule.
  • 这 道 菜不仅 好吃 而且 很 有 营养。Zhè dào cài bùjǐn hào chī érqiě hěn yǒu yíngyǎng.This dish is not only tasty, but also nutritious.

See also

Sources and further reading

Books