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可是 kěshì

可是 kěshì Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 2 English Translations of the word 可是 kěshì .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
kěshì | ke3 shi4
English translation
but
however

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Traditional form

可是 kěshì

Part of speech

Conjunction / 连词 lián cí Lián cí
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Etymology of 可是 kěshì

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Type

pictophonetic

Explanation

The right component is a pictograph of an axe handle, now written as (kē). kǒu (mouth) was added later to indicate that the character is only "mouthed", i.e. only used for its phonetic value.

Phonetic compound

kǒu

Semantic compound

Dīng

Positional decomposition

丁口

Number of Strokes

5
shì

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Origin unclear.

Positional decomposition

日疋

Number of Strokes

9

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Example sentences using 可是 kěshì

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可是 kěshì tóng guì 公司 gōngsī Shàng 业务 yèwù 往来 wǎng lái .

But I've never had the pleasure of doing any business with you.

信封 xìnfēng lòng 湿 shī le , 可是 kěshì 信封 xìnfēng 口盖还是 háishi nián shǎng .

Although I moistened it, the flap doesn't stick to the envelope.

本来 běnlái yāo 写信 xiě xìn de , shì de 地址 dìzhǐ lòng diū le .

I was going to write, but I lost your address.

菲利浦 biē zhù 大笑 dà xiào 起来 qǐlai , 可是 kěshì 普赖斯小姐 xiǎojie de liǎn què le .

Philip was obliged to laugh, but Miss Price grew darkly red with anger.

可是 kěshì dào le 山头 shān tóu , zhǐ 看见 kànjiàn piān chēn chēn de , 寸草不生 cùn cǎo bù shēng de jiān .

But at the crest he saw a shallow valley, empty of life.

可是 kěshì Decomposition

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可是 kěshì Compounds

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