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conjunction: 而且ér qiě

这个学生很聪明,而且很勤奋。

Zhè gè xué shēng hěn cōng míng,ér qiě hěn qín fèn 。

This student is very intelligent and also very industrious.

not only . . . but also . . .

paired conjunctions: 不但bù dàn/不仅 bù jjn . . ér qiě 而且 /shèn zhì甚至 . . .

她不但会说英文,而且会说德文。

Tā bú dàn huì shuō yīng wén,ér qiě huì shuō dé wén 。

Not only can she speak English but she can speak German as well.

他不仅会种花,甚至会种菜。

Tā bú jǐn huì zhǒng huā,shèn zhì huì zhǒng cài 。

He can not only grow flowers but he can even grow vegetables as well.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.

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