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Meaning of 但

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Total strokes: 7; Radical: ; Structure: 亻 + 旦
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Pinyin: dàn
English Definition: but; yet; however; only; merely; still
Chinese Definition:
①只,仅,只是:但愿如此。但凡(凡是,只要是)。但分(只要)。
②不过,可是:工作虽辛苦,但没有叫苦的。
③徒然:“何但远走,亡匿于幕北苦寒无水草之地为?”
④姓氏。

Example Words:
不但 [ dàn ]: not only (... but also...)
但是 [ dàn shì ]: but; however
非但 [ fēi dàn ]: not only
但愿 [ dàn yuàn ]: if only (sth were possible); I wish (that)
不求有功,但求无过 [ qiú yǒu gōng , dàn qiú guò ]: lit. not aiming to achieve the best possible result, but rather trying to avoid making mistakes (idiom); fig. to take a risk-averse approach
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