however

however how∙ever adv. 1. used with an adjective or adverb to mean ˈto whatever degreeˈ • (与形容词或副词连用)无论到什么程度,不管多么:
»He wanted to take no risks, however small.
他再小的险也不想冒。
»She has the window open, however cold it is outside.
不管外面多冷她都开着窗户。
»However carefully I explained, she still didnˈt understand.
无论我解释得多么仔细,她还是没弄懂。
【HELP】When ever is used to emphasize how, meaning ˈin what way or mannerˈ, it is written as a separate word: How ever did you get here so quickly? • 用 ever 来强调 how (意为"以何种方式")时要独立出现:How ever did you get here so quickly? 2. in whatever way • 不管怎样;无论如何:
»However you look at it, itˈs going to cost a lot.
不管你怎么看,它都要花很多钱。
3. used to introduce a statement that contrasts with sth that has just been said • 然而;不过;仍然:
»He was feeling bad. He went to work, however, and tried to concentrate.
他感觉不舒服。但他仍然去上班,并且努力集中精神工作。
»We thought the figures were correct. However, we have now discovered some errors.
我们原以为这些数据正确。不过我们现在发现了一些错误。
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[hau'evә]
adv. 無論如何, 可是, 仍然, 究竟
conj.
不管用何種方法, 然而, 可是

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