虽然…, 但是… - Although…, …

The structure “虽然 (suīrán)…, 但是(dànshì)/可是(kě shì)…” indicates transition. If both clauses share the same Subject, then the Subject generally comes at the beginning of the entire sentence.

虽然 can come either before or after the subject.

wǒ suīrán chīdéduō, dànshì hěnshòu.

我 虽然 吃得多,但是 很瘦。

Although I eat a lot, I’m very thin.

zhègèguójiā suīrá nhěnxiǎo, dànshì hěnfādá.

这个国家 虽然 很小,但是 很发达。

Although this country is very small, it is highly developed.

suīrán éluósī hěndà, dànshì rénkǒu hěnshǎo.

虽然 俄罗斯 很大,但是 人口 很少。

Although Russia is very big, the population is very small.

suīrán tiānqì bùhǎo, dànshì wǒdexīnqíng hěnhǎo.

虽然 天气 不好,但是 我的心情 很好。

Although the weather is not good, I am in a good mood.

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