English translation of '不然'
⇒ 这两件事看似一样,其实不然。(Zhè liǎng jiàn shì kàn sì yīyàng, qíshí bùrán.)
These two seem the same, but in fact it is not so.
⇒ 多谢你提醒我, 不然我就忘了。(Duōxiè nǐ tíxǐng wǒ, bùrán wǒ jiù wàng le.)
Thanks very much for reminding me, or I would have forgotten about it.
⇒ 他家有老人,不然咱们倒可以去他家聚会。(Tā jiā yǒu lǎorén, bùrán zánmen dào kěyǐ qù tā jiā jùhuì.)
There is an elderly person in his house - otherwise we could get together at his house.
Translation of 不然 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary