Conjunction: но а однако зато
Preposition: кроме за исключением
Adverb: лишь
Noun: возражение рабочая комната первая комната
Pronoun: кто бы не


no one there but me - никто, кроме меня

the last but one - предпоследний

the wine, sweet but headachy - вино, приятное, но от него болит голова

to be but a few steps - быть рядом, в двух шагах

but this is well-known - но ведь это всем известно

beauty is but skin deep - внешность обманчива

he used to smoke this brand of cigarettes, but he switched - раньше он обычно курил эту марку сигарет, но теперь он перешел на другую

but yesterday - но вчера

nothing but - ничего кроме

but then (again) - разг. но в то же время

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He is but a child. - Он всего лишь ребёнок.

There's no one here but me. - Здесь никого нет, кроме меня.

We had no choice but to leave. - Нам оставалось только уйти.

But now to the main question. - А сейчас обсудим главный вопрос.

I'd like to go but I'm too busy. - Мне бы очень хотелось поехать, но я слишком занят.

I was not there but my brother was. - Меня там не было, а вот мой брат был.

There was no one there but him. - Там никого не было, кроме него.

Who but you would think that? - Кто ещё, кроме тебя, мог бы так подумать?

What can we do but sit and wait? - Что нам остаётся, кроме как сидеть и ждать?

Never a month passes but she writes to her old parents. - Не проходит и месяца, чтобы она не написала своим престарелым родителям.

But that's marvellous news! - Но это же чудесные новости!

I didn't tell anyone but my sister. - Я никому не рассказывал, кроме сестры.

They have but two weeks to get ready. - У них всего две недели, чтобы подготовиться.

There is no ifs or buts. He has to obey. - Никаких "если" и "но". Ему придётся подчиниться.

'It was a good idea.' 'But it didn't work.' - — Это была хорошая идея. — Но она не сработала.

I live in the next house but two in this street. - Я живу в третьем доме от конца улицы.

But for your help we should not have finished in time. - Без вашей помощи мы не закончили бы вовремя.

The sun has set, but it is still light. - Солнце село, но ещё светло.

I had no choice but to accept the challenge. - Мне ничего не оставалось, как принять этот вызов.

hopes that last but a moment - надежды, которые длятся лишь мгновение

They're rich, but I mean rich. - Они богаты, — то есть, очень богаты.

There was nothing else to do but to agree. - Не оставалось ничего другого, как согласиться.

He's a hardworking but not very intelligent boy. - Он трудолюбивый, но не очень умный мальчик.

Nothing but disaster would come from such a plan. - Ничего, кроме несчастья, этот план принести не мог.

Excuse me, but I'm afraid this is a no-smoking area. - Простите, но к сожалению, здесь курить запрещено.

We have relationships of many different sorts - with our children, our parents, our boss and our friends, to name but a few. - Мы вступаем во множество самых различных отношений: с нашими детьми, с нашими родителями, с нашими начальниками и нашими друзьями, и это ещё далеко не всё.

I could come any day but Thursday. - Я могу прийти в любой день, кроме четверга.

They've done nothing but argue all afternoon. - Они весь день только и делали, что спорили.

He was unable to swallow anything but liquids. - Он был не в состоянии глотать ничего, кроме жидкостей.

It's an old car, but it's very reliable. - Автомобиль старый, но очень надёжный.

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Связанные термины:

all but: All but a particular person or thing means everyone or everything except that person or thing.

but for: You use but for to introduce the only factor that causes a particular thing not to happen or not to be completely true .

can but: can only

but that: about the fact that

but then: You use but then before a remark which suggests that what you have just said should not be regarded as surprising .

none but: None but means only.

cannot but: You use cannot but, could not but, and cannot help but when you want to emphasize that you believe something must be true and that there is no possibility of anything else being the case.

nothing but: You use nothing but in front of a noun, an infinitive without 'to', or an '-ing' form to mean 'only'.

anything but: You use anything but in expressions such as anything but quiet and anything but attractive to emphasize that something is not the case.

but and ben: a two-roomed cottage consisting of an outer room or kitchen ( but ) and an inner room ( ben )

last but one: next to last

cannot choose but: to be obliged to

cannot help but: to be unable to do anything else except

in all but name: If you say that a situation exists in all but name, you mean that it is not officially recognized even though it exists.

separate but equal: pertaining to a racial policy by which black people may be segregated if granted equal opportunities and facilities, as for education, transportation, or jobs

slowly but surely: If you say that something is happening slowly but surely, you mean that it is happening gradually but it is definitely happening.

the next but one: the one after the next

but then/but then again: You use but then or but then again before a remark which slightly contradicts what you have just said .

bloodied but unbowed: not defeated or destroyed after a bad experience

close but no cigar: said to someone to mean that they have failed in what they were trying to achieve or make you believe

last but not least: You use last but not least to say that the last person or thing to be mentioned is as important as all the others.

but that's another story: You say ' but that's another story ' when you have mentioned a subject that you are not going to talk about or explain in detail .

shaken but not stirred: If you say that someone has been shaken but not stirred by an experience, you mean that they have been slightly disturbed or emotionally affected by it, but not deeply enough to change their behaviour or way of thinking .

not that: which is not to say or suppose that

last but one/last but three etc: You can use phrases such as the last but one, the last but two, or the last but three, to refer to the thing or person that is, for example, one, two, or three before the final person or thing in a group or series .

everything but the kitchen sink: very many things, many of which are unnecessary

it never rains but it pours: You can use the expression it never rains but it pours to mean that several unfortunate events often happen at the same time.

not with a bang but a whimper: If you say that something happens not with a bang but a whimper, you mean that it is less effective or exciting than was expected or intended .

the lights are on but nobody is at home: said to mean that although someone seems to be normal or satisfactory, they are in fact very stupid or useless

there but for the grace of God go I: If you are talking about someone who is in a bad situation and you say ' There but for the grace of God go I ', you mean that you are lucky not to be in the same situation as them and you feel sympathy for them.

someone has won the battle, but lost the war: said to mean that in a struggle, someone has gained one small thing but lost something that is much more important

have only oneself to blame/have no-one but oneself to blame: If you say that someone has only themselves to blame or has no-one but themselves to blame, you mean that they are responsible for something bad that has happened to them and that you have no sympathy for them.

you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink: said to mean that you can give someone the opportunity to do something, but you cannot force them to do it if they do not want to

lose/win the battle, win/lose the war to lose the battle but win the war: If you say that someone has lost the battle, but won the war, you mean that although they have been defeated in a small conflict they have won a larger, more important one of which it was a part. If you say that someone has won the battle but lost the war, you mean that they have won the small conflict but lost the larger one.

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Однокоренные слова:

butter - масло, сливочное масло, грубая лесть, намазывать маслом, грубо льстить
butting - предел, граница
butty - бутерброд, компаньон, товарищ, пайщик по подрядной работе
rebut - опровергать, отвергать, давать отпор, отражать

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