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MAKE A MOVIE
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HOW TO WRITE IT:
Bathroom or Backyard
Script 1: Daniel Radcliffe imagine the exact scene you saw before where the sun is rising out of the gaping hole, where the razor blade is still visible. Just as Daniel is enjoying his sunrise, Chuck Norris storms in and interrupts everything by shouting “BUT!”, Index finger raised as though making a point. He then says Daniel must first put on suncream. Daniel is miffed but graciously lets Chuck apply some to his body.
Script 2: Connect to the previous Scene, same pronunciation in the same place with Darth Vader. Feeling terrible about just killing that rooster, and is trying to decide whether or not he should kill himself. He doesn’t want to, BUT he feels guilty, BUT death is so final, BUT he deserves it for killing an innocent rooster. This whole time, you can visually see him going back and forth (what I associate with the word “but,” someone who always has a “but” and therefore can’t make a decision). Luckily Chuck Norris comes in to end his hesitation by roundhouse kicking him to death from the left and reviving the rooster back to life.
Image credit: CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
IT’S A WORD!
但 (dàn) carries the meaning “but,” but it is also a word that can be used independently.
Here are some example sentences of this word in action:
Usage 1 – “but“:
tā hé wǒ bùyíyàng, dàn wǒ hén xǐhuan tā
He and I are not the same, but I really like him.
tā hěn cōngming, dàn tài ǎi le
He’s brilliant, but he’s too short.
聪明- cōngming- smart, clever
矮- ǎi- short
tā hěn kù, dàn tài bèn le
He’s cool, but a bit dumb.
These sentences are only meant to give you some context; you don’t need to think about them too much for now. Just know that you can’t truly learn a word until you start to see it in the context of a sentence.