不过 (Chinese PinYin: [bù guò]; traditional Chinese:不過) may mean: (1) conj. however, e.g. 感冒了不过不严重 (getting a cold but not serious); (2) adv. exceedingly, e.g. 再好不过 (cannot be better); (3) adv. just, e.g. 不过是个神话 (it’s just a myth); (4) verb. pass, e.g. 熬不过 (be unable to sustain). Literally: 不 (not) + 过 (pass). The term is an everyday vocabulary and can be used in both formal and informal Mandarin Chinese. Some example phrases and expressions are: 熬不过 (be unable to endure), 躲不过 (cannot avoid), 只不过 (just), 拧不过 (can’t go against), 说不过 (unable to outspeak), 事不过三 (one shouldn’t make the same mistake more than three times).
1. How to pronounce 不过?
Chinese Pinyin: [bù guò]
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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 不过
Synonyms: 但是, 只是, 可是, 不外, 然而,
3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 不过.
Fixed expression: 只不过 (just), 不过如此 (just so so),
Collocation: 再好不过 (cannot be better), 不过是个神话 (it’s just a myth), 打不过 (be no fighting match for), 熬不过 (be unable to endure), 躲不过 (cannot avoid), 拧不过 (can’t go against), 说不过 (unable to outspeak),
Idioms: 不过尔尔 (just so so), 事不过三 (one shouldn’t make the same mistake more than three times),
4. How to use 不过 in a sentence?
Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 不过.
Translation: This is just a legend.
Translation: He was only twelve when he was enrolled into the university.
Translation: You are too weak to fight against him.
4.4 这张沙发很好看， 不过小了点儿。
Translation: This sofa looks fine, but it is a little smaller.
Translation: Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.
Translation: This does not make any sense.
Translation: But it was galvanised by one last, blistering performance from Newman as an Irish-Catholic mob boss – a man at once kindly, protective and terrifying.
Translation: Just a few of the sounds are hard to pronounce, because they are quite different from English.
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