Hindi translation of 'but'
but /bət, STRONG bʌt बट् STRONG बट्/
You use but to introduce something which contrasts with what you have just said.
लेकिन, किंतु, परंतु
'You said you'd stay till tomorrow.' — 'I know, Bel, but I think I would rather go back.'
You use but when you are adding something or changing the subject.
I can't figure out why he did it — but anyway, he succeeded.
You use but to link an excuse or apology with what you are about to say.
I'm sorry, but it's nothing to do with you.
But can mean 'only'.[formal]
This is but one of the methods used.
But means 'except'.
He didn't speak anything but Greek.
You use but for to introduce the only factor that causes a particular thing not to happen or not to be completely true.
यदि ऐसा न होता तो
...the small square below was empty but for a delivery van.
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Example Sentences Including 'but'
I wondered momentarily if he'd gone mad but didn't say anything.THE EXECUTION (2002)
She wanted to have sex right there in the office but I said no, we couldn't.THE EXECUTION (2002)
Charlotte came back with two glasses of champagne but I didn't really feel like drinking.THE EXECUTION (2002)
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'but' in Other Languages
- Arabic: لَكِن
- Brazilian Portuguese: mas
- Chinese: 但是
- Croatian: ali
- Czech: ale
- Danish: men
- Dutch: maar
- European Spanish: pero
- Finnish: mutta
- French: mais
- German: aber
- Greek: αλλά
- Italian: ma
- Japanese: しかし
- Korean: 그러나
- Norwegian: men
- Polish: ale
- Portuguese: mas
- Romanian: dar
- Russian: но
- Spanish: pero
- Swedish: men
- Thai: แต่
- Turkish: fakat
- Ukrainian: але
- Vietnamese: nhưng
Translation of but from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary