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)
More: 而* | *而 | *而*
Example Sentences
He was arrested for drug abuse.
She is studying for her exams.
It's just a judgement.
He was fined for exceeding the speed limit.
She fell ill because of fatigue.