Structure:Left to right
conj.but; yet; still; nevertheles; in spite of
They all went but I didn't.
He's a hardworking but not very intelligent boy.
The room is so small but clean.
This is true in general, but there are exceptions.
adv.only; merely; just
seek only to avoid blame
Words and phrases with 但
- Note"但" is different from "但是". There may be a pause after "但是", but never after "但"; "但" can be used as an adverb, but "但是" never is used as an adverb.