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English Definitionbut; yet; however; while; to go back; to decline; to retreat; nevertheless; even though
See alsoquè old variant of (from traditional character )
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄑㄩㄝˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)koek3
Part of Speech(副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic

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却倒quèdàobut on the contrary; but unexpectedly
却才quècáijust now
却是quèshìnevertheless; actually; the fact is ...
却步quèbùto step back
却病quèbìngto prevent or treat a disease
Words With Same Tail Word    
冷却lěngquèto cool off; cooling
忘却wàngquèto forget
了却liǎoquèto resolve; to settle
抛却pāoquèto discard
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