【TOCFL】而/The conjunction.

TOCFL Grammar

Meaning

而(ér)

■meaning:
The conjunction.

Connect adjectives and verbs, where the preceding and following sentences are in a contrasting (relative) causal, parallel relationship.

adj、verb+而+adj、verb

■example sentences (with audio)

北方人大愛吃麺食、而南方人則偏愛米飯。
The northerners love noodle food, while the southerners prefer rice.

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代之
Replace it with a new one.

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非徒無益、而又有害。
It is both futile and harmful.

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大而甜的西瓜。
Large and sweet watermelon.

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他因病而缺席。
He is absent due to illness.

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