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可是
Main
English Definitionbut; however; (used for emphasis) indeed
Simplified Script可是
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinkěshì
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄜˇ ㄕˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ho2si6
Part of Speech(连) conjunction, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic,Intermediate
Word Decomposition
can; may; able to; to approve; to permit; to suit; (particle used for emphasis) certainly; very
shìis; are; am; yes; to be

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
可以kěyǐcan; may; possible; able to; not bad; pretty good
可能kěnéngmight (happen); can (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps
可靠kěkàoreliable
可怕kěpàawful; dreadful; fearful; formidable; frightful; scary; hideous; horrible; terrible; terribly
可怜kěliánpitiful; pathetic; to have pity on
Words With Same Tail Word    
但是dànshìbut; however
总是zǒngshìalways
就是jiùshì(emphasizes that something is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as
只是zhǐshìmerely; simply; only; but
于是yúshìthereupon; as a result; consequently; thus; hence
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