Sentence Patterns: 好不容易 not easy at all 好不容易找到个厕所，还需要买门票。 It was not easy at all for him to find the restroom, but he still needs to pay a fee. 1、 大卫在村里迷了路，好不容易找到个行人，那个人却不会说普通话。 David got lost in the village. When he found a pedestrian with a lot of effort, the person turned out not to speak Mandarin at all. 2、 我们真是饿极了，好不容易看见个饭馆，还得排长队。 We were extremely hungry. After we had spent so much time and finally found a restaurant, we still needed to wait in a long line. 要不 no wonder 要不怎麽叫“广州”呢？ No wonder it is called Guangzhou. 1、 史密斯教授对中国文化很有研究，要不大家怎麽都叫他“中国专家”呢？ Professor Smith is very good at Chinese culture. No wonder he is titled "Expert of China". 2、 这件事他大概和谁都没说，要不我怎麽会不知道呢？ He probably has not told anybody about this, otherwise I would have been aware of it. 但更 but .. more .. 广州市讲究竞争，但更讲究规则。 Guangzhou is a city that stresses competition, but it pays more attention to regulations. 1. 我喜欢北京，但更喜欢上海。 I like Beijing, but I like Shanghai more. 2. 我想在中国学汉语，但更想多了解这个国家的人。 I want to study Chinese in China, but I wish I can learn more about the people in this country. 从某种意义上来说 to some extent 从某种意义上来说，广州是我心目中最理想的城市。 To some extent, Guangzhou is the most ideal city in my mind. 1. 从某种意义上来说，我更加怀念我的学生生活。 To some extent, I missed my student life more. 2. 从某种意义上来说，我的父亲就是我的老师。 To some extent, my father is my teacher. 在于 lie in 广州的好处在于它既发达又自由。 The advantage of Guangzhou is that it is both well developed and full of freedom. 1、 北京不方便的地方在于它交通拥挤。 It is the traffic congestion that causes the inconvenience in Beijing. 2、 摩托车的好处在于它开起来比较灵活。 The advantage of motorcycles lies in their flexibility. 只有．．．没有 only .. no .. 这里只有商人没有贵族。 Here we only have businessmen, no noblemen. 1、 这所学校只有中国学生，没有留学生。 There are only Chinese students in this school, no foreign students. 2、 我的书包里只有课本，没有字典。 There are textbooks in my book bag. There is no dictionary. 这不是．．．吗？ Isn't it 这不是很公平的竞争吗? Isn't it fair competition? 1. 他的朋友愿意帮他出国，这不是很好的机会吗？ His friend is willing to help him go abroad. Isn't it a good opportunity for him? 2. 美国也有好多中国商店和饭馆，这不是很方便吗？ There are a lot of Chinese stores and restaurants in the U.S.. Isn't it quite convenient?