可是，但是 or 不过?
Further to my previous question, can anyone explain to me the difference between 可是，但是 and 不过? Is this already covered somewhere?
fionasmithJune 24, 2014, 02:40 AM
可是, 但是, 不过 are generally used in similar situations. They all means "but" or "however". You can inter-change them to avoid using the same word too often in the text. Sometimes depending on the context, it represents different level of emphasis.