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否则 vs. 要不然: Native speakers, do they mean the same to you? Hi, Here's a quick question for today. As a native speaker, do 否则 and 要不然 mean the same to you? If so, do you use one more than the other? Thank you.
Oct 26, 2017 5:02 AM
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否则 is the formal of the two. It comes from Classical Chinese.
October 26, 2017
An old italki post might be helpful to you: https://www.italki.com/question/105620
October 26, 2017
否则,意味着如果不,就会发生下一步,比较强硬危急和威慑人心。 要不然,是说如果不,就会这样,既有选择比较,又有预先警告的意愿,是兼具比较,选择,让步和威胁的复杂感情表示,因情况而定,外国学习者容易掌握,很难出错。 但是,如果随意用否则,将会让中国人马上紧张。
October 27, 2017
两者对中国人来说,差别大了,用错了,中国人面部反应很强烈。
October 27, 2017
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