SC06. 不但 而且 Example Sentences & Grammar Explanations

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“不但……而且……”(bú dàn.….. ér qiě……) is a commonly used Chinese sentence structure, literally means "not only, ... but also....". We collected 8 不但 而且 example sentences made by our friends on facebook and Instagram, watch this video to see their work. Also, more grammar explanations and example sentences are included just underneath the video.

不但 而且 Example Sentences Grammar

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Subject  +  不但  +  Adj./Verb,  而且  +  Adj./Verb

zhè jiā cān tīng de cài bú dàn wèi dào hěn hǎo, ér qiě jià gé pián yi.
This restaurant not only has tasty food, but also inexpensive food.
gǒu bú dàn kě 'ài, ér qiě cōng ming.
Dogs are not only cute, but also smart.

不但  +  Subject 1  +  Adj./Verb,  而且  +  Subject 2  +  Adj./Verb

bú dàn bù tóng yìér qiě yě bù tóng yì
Not only do I disagree, but he also disagrees.
bú dàn zhōng guó rén shuō zhōng wénér qiě xīn jiā pō rén yě shuō zhōng wén
Not only people in China speak Chinese, people in Singapore also speak Chinese.

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Leiana Ianne T. GucabanGuest June 8, 2021 at 3:58 am
Leiana Ianne T. GucabanGuest June 8, 2021 at 3:07 am

thanks alot is useful!

Rajaa A. NimirStudent November 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm

谢谢lili 老师~


shahrzad_banihashemiGuest August 4, 2016 at 10:04 pm

I am really glad to be accepted as one of the members of this very well designed and useful web page .
我 真 高兴 认识 你 和 这个 页 面.

P.s.: As a beginner in Chinese language , I know that the above sentence may be not correct
(grammatically) but I hope you may do me a favor and correct the above sentence, if possible .

shahrzad_banihashemiGuest August 3, 2016 at 6:12 am

thanks a lot . they are all useful .

xiexie ni! Thanks for the comment! I am really glad that you like it!

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