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Meaning of 而

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Pinyin: ér
English Definition: and; as well as; and so; but (not); yet (not); (indicates causal relation); (indicates change of state); (indicates contrast)
Chinese Definition:
①用本义。
Total strokes: 6; Radical: ; Structure: 而 + *
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Example Words:
而且 [ ér qiě ]: (not only ...) but also; moreover; in addition; furthermore
然而 [ rán ér ]: however; yet; but
因而 [ yīn ér ]: therefore; as a result; thus; and as a result, ...
从而 [ cóng ér ]: thus; thereby
反而 [ fǎn ér ]: instead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
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