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Hi guys, welcome back to English with Max. In this video we're going to
look at three different meanings of the word "but". Did you think that there was
only one meaning? Well, English is tricky. There are actually more than three
meanings, but these are the ones that I think are the most important. I think
these are the ones that you should really be aware of. And no, I'm not
talking about this butt. Yes, an informal word for bottom or backside is "butt", but
it's spelt with two Ts. Before we get started, remember that I'm still making
daily pronunciation videos for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so you can go
follow me there as well, if you want.
Remember as well that there are subtitles available for all my videos.
You need to click the CC button or the little button that looks like a credit
card if you're watching this on a computer, and if you're watching this on
a mobile device, you need to click the three little dots in the corner, and then
click "captions". Okay, let's get started. The first meaning is the most common one,
and I'm sure most of you know this one already. "But" can be a conjunction used to
introduce a statement that's different to what was said before. It often means
contrary to expectation, and sometimes it can be replaced by "however" or "although".
For example: Frank is very smart, but he never studies.
Justin Bieber is very famous, but I don't like his music.
The movie was good, but not that good - I've seen better.
You might also be familiar with the construction: not X but Y.
For example: She is not a singer, but a dancer.
That means she is a dancer, not a singer.
Or: That shirt is not white, but grey.
The second meaning is similar to "except".
For example: All but one of his brothers went to his wedding.
That means that all of his brothers, except one of them, went to his wedding.
Another example: George is anything but aggressive.
That means that George is not aggressive in any way. (He's very sweet.)
When we travel, Frank does nothing but complain.
That means that Frank complains all the time.
The third meaning I'm going to show you is one that you might not be familiar with.
When "but" is used in this way it's actually quite formal language.
I'm mainly showing you this to help your comprehension, because you don't have to
use it in this way. In some instances "but" can mean "only".
For example: Don't be angry at Frank. He is but a small animal.
That means he is only a small animal.
Quite a common sentence is: One can but hope. OR: We can but hope.
They mean the same thing, basically. They mean: We can only hope.
For example, my friend could say to me: Will the football match finish soon?
And I could answer: One can but hope.
Like I said, though, when "but" is used in this way it's quite formal language,
and it can sound a bit literary.
I now have a small challenge for you. If you want to practise your English, go
down to the comments section and write a couple of sentences using "but" in
different ways. I will then try and correct them for you.
Thanks very much for watching. As usual, if you liked the video, please click the
thumbs up, and I'll see you next time. Bye bye.
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But が持つ3つの意味 (3 Ways to use BUT in English (Different Meanings of BUT))

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Emily 2018 年 9 月 18 日 に公開    Leonard 翻訳    Yukiko チェック
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