Wǒmen de háizi xǐhuān gǒu, dàn wǒ gèng xǐhuān māo.
Our children like dogs, but I prefer cats.
Shēnghuó hěn kùnnán, dàn wǒ gèng jiānqiáng.
Life is hard, but I am harder.
Tā shìtú yóuguò hé, dànshì shībàile.
He failed in his attempt to swim the river.
Zài mǒu zhǒng chéngdù shàng nǐ shì duì de, dàn wǒ háishì yǒu yíwèn.
In a way you are right, but I still have doubts.
Wǒmen de rènwù dào mùqián wéizhǐ hěn qīngsōng, dàn cóng xiànzài kāishǐ jiāng huì biàn dé hěn nán.
Our task has been easy so far, but it will be difficult from now on.
Wǒmen yǒu nǐ de chǐcùn, dànshì méiyǒu nàgè yánsè.
We have your size, but not in that color.
Zhè chǎng xiù bàng jíle, dànshì ménpiào tài guìle.
The show was wonderful, but the tickets were too expensive.
Tā rènwéi jìhuà hěn hǎo, dàn bùkě xíng.
She thought the plan was fine but impractical.
Nǐ kěnéng shì duì de, dàn wǒ hé nǐ yìjiàn xiāngfǎn.
You may be right, but I am against your opinion.
Wǒ tīngle, dàn shénme yě méi tīngdào.
I listened, but I didn't hear anything.
Tā bùdàn piàoliang, érqiě cōngmíng.
She is as clever as she is beautiful.
Yóuyú nóngyè de fāzhǎn, shípǐn quánqiú chǎnliàng nénggòu gēn shàng rénkǒu de zēngzhǎng, dàn zhǐshì xīshēngle jiānglái.
Thanks to the development of agricultural science, world food production has managed to keep up with population growth - but only at the expense of the future.
Wǒ zhīdào tā de míngzì, dàn bù zhīdào tā zhǎng shénme yàng.
I know him by name, but not by sight.
Bàba chūqùle, dàn māmā zàijiā.
Father is out, but Mother is at home.
Suīrán tā hěn yǒu qián, dàn tā bù xìngfú.
Even though he has a lot of money, he's not happy.
Tā bùshì gēshǒu, dànshì gè yǎnyuán.
He is not a singer, but an actor.