- 却 [què]
- （后退） step back:
go back; retreat 退却- （使退却） drive back; repulse:
repulse the enemy 却敌- （推辞; 拒绝） decline; refuse; reject:
decline; refuse; 推却
It would be ungracious not to accept your invitation. 盛情难却。- （用在某些动词后，表示动作的完成）:
cool off; 冷却
- （表示转折） but; yet; however; while:
He was full of sympathy for her, yet he didn't know what to say. 他很同情她，却又不知说什么好。
She had a lot to say, but at the time she was unable to utter a word. 她有许多话要说，一时却什么也说不出来。
We may talk of beautiful things, but beauty itself is abstract.
He went down to the ferry but found the boat on the other side.
You can see stars by night, but not by day.
He said he was a doctor, but it subsequently emerged that he was an impostor.
I had expended much time on the work but they told me it's useless.
The coastal areas have mild winters, but by contrast the central plains become extremely cold.
The pound stayed firm against dollar in London but fell a little in New York.
He has everything he needs, but he is still full of grumbles.