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ID: QW0273 Upper-Intermediate
In this lesson, ChinesePod explores the many uses of the often used word 而.
Sat Oct 06 2012 | John, Connie, Jenny
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biǎoshì zhuǎnzhé 。
Expresses a contrast.
zhèlǐ yǐjīng shì chūntiān le ，ér běifāng háishì dōngtiān 。
It's already spring here, but it's still winter in the north.
wǒ měitiān máng de yào sǐ ，ér tā què yīzhí zài kàn diànyǐng ，shàngwǎng 。
I'm so busy everyday, but he, on the other hand, continues to watch movies and surf the net.
ér bǐjiào shūmiàn yīxiē 。
'Er' is more formal.
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