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.लेकिन
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.लेकिन
I'm sorry, but it's nothing to do with you.
But can mean 'only'.[formal]केवल
This is but one of the methods used.
But means 'except'.को छोड़कर
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'
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But after a certain age it is no less childish.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Empire of Things is a masterpiece of historical research but also a delight to read.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
People look to you for advice so give it sincerely but tactfully.The Sun (2017)
They have become a fantasy not about labour but lifestyle.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We all want to be more productive at work but forget reorganising your desk.The Sun (2016)
Welcome them back but resist making a fuss.The Sun (2017)
You cannot help but feel sorry for the families concerned.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But that will give him a huge lift.The Sun (2015)
Rock at back but at fault for goal.The Sun (2014)
She is another dark horse but her resilience is unquestioned.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The resentment was inevitable but it had scarcely any basis in rationality.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The result of the first game is negative but not impossible.The Sun (2009)
We had to tough it out in certain situations but defensively we were really good.The Sun (2016)
But it looked like a forlorn hope when he failed to get a place at art college.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
So enjoy it while it lasts, but be aware that you can go in or out of fashion.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But he just happened to be cycling on the same road.The Sun (2016)
But she also dabbled in a lot of drugs.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But there were excuses for that poor run.The Sun (2007)
But would it cut net migration?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She might feel pressured to agree but it would just add to her worries.The Sun (2015)
She was a bit overwhelmed but happy.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We email and text one another but to actually see him was amazing.The Sun (2017)
We should drink less but justify drinking as a necessary evil.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But they helped to settle the consciences of her subjects.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Money is tight across all public services but it is impossible to improve social care without finding more from somewhere.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The arts budget cannot be immune to cuts but it should be better balanced.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But we forget that the church is also an army.Christianity Today (2000)
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'but' in Other Languages
British English: but /bʌt/ CONJUNCTION
You use but to say something that is different than what you have just said.
Heat the milk until it is very hot but not boiling.
- American English: but
- 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
- European 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