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:
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
从而 cóng ér thus; thereby
因而 yīn ér therefore; as a result; thus; and as a result, ...
反而 fǎn ér instead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
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Example Sentences
They began to choke up in the last innings.
Six months passed and still we had no news of them.
We are laughing with you,not at you.
Johnny was angry that people could attack his film when he could not answer back.
John pitched a fast ball to him and he stroke it out.