不是……而是……

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Chinese[edit]

(negative prefix); not; no
 
is; are; am; yes; to be
 
and; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)
 
is; are; am; yes; to be
simp. and trad.
(不是……而是……)

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Conjunction[edit]

不是……而是……

  1. not ... but ...
    不是英国人,而是美国人。
    bùshì Yīngguórén, érshì Měiguórén.
    He is not an Englishman but an American.

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