Confused about conjunction words?

October 19, 2009, 10:44 AM posted in General Discussion

I now know about the different variations of "and" thanks to a very useful Qing Wen but I'm still a little unsure about all those other "funny" words. You know, like because, and, also, all, but, sometimes etc. I've got this book on Chinese grammar but it's very vague when explaining conjunctions and stuff. Is there really no set word for these conjunctions? 

If you wouldn't mind, could you please give me the Chinese equivalent of these words, please? 谢谢! ^.^ And if there's a relevant Qing Wen lesson on any of the below, I'd be grateful if you could point it out :) I've had a look through past Qing Wen's but being a Newbie, I'm not quite sure if any of them relate to the word's below. But please, correct me if I'm wrong ^.^ 谢谢!

  • But
  • Because
  • Also
  • So
  • Sometimes
  • Only (I think there was a Qing Wen on this? Would it be 就?)
  • All

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October 20, 2009, 09:06 AM

Could someone help me please? :) I'd be really grateful! ^.^

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October 20, 2009, 09:28 AM

but 但是 dànshì... there are others too

because 因为 yīnwèi

also 也 yě

so 所以 suǒyǐ

sometimes 有时候 yǒushíhou

only 只 zhī & 就 jiù (there was a recent QingWen on this one.)

all 所有 suǒyǒu,都 dōu

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but hopefully will be helpful.

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October 20, 2009, 11:12 AM

谢谢! That's really helpful ^.^ I just got confused because all the books I've got have said different things so wasn't quite sure which ones to believe :S But now it's a lot clearer :) 谢谢! 

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October 20, 2009, 11:50 AM

Pretty broad question.  I'll throw in 毕竟 = Actually.