Pronunciation of But  


English Meaning

Except with; unless with; without.

  1. On the contrary: the plan caused not prosperity but ruin.
  2. Contrary to expectation; yet: She organized her work but accomplished very little. He is tired but happy.
  3. Usage Problem Used to indicate an exception: No one but she saw the prowler.
  4. With the exception that; except that. Often used with that: would have joined the band but he couldn't spare the time; would have resisted but that they lacked courage.
  5. Informal Without the result that: It never rains but it pours.
  6. Informal That. Often used after a negative: There is no doubt but right will prevail.
  7. That . . . not. Used after a negative or question: There never is a tax law presented but someone will oppose it.
  8. If not; unless: "Ten to one but the police have got them” ( Charlotte M. Yonge).
  9. Informal Than: They had no sooner arrived but they turned around and left.
  10. Usage Problem Except.
  11. Merely; just; only: hopes that lasted but a moment.
  12. Used as an intensive: Get out of here but fast!
  13. but for Were it not for: except for: We would have reached the summit but for the weather.

Malayalam Meaning

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× പക്ഷേ - Pakshe
× കൂടുതലും I am not rich but poor. - Kooduthalum I Am Not Rich But Poor.
× തു - Thu
× ഇല്ലായിരുന്നെങ്കില്‍ - Illaayirunnenkil‍ | Illayirunnenkil‍
× but she said that I could not. - But She Said That I Could Not.
× മാത്രം - Maathram | Mathram
× അല്ലാതെ - Allaathe | Allathe
× but still attractive. You told me I could do that - But Still Attractive. You Told Me I Could Do That
× പരന്തു - Paranthu
× എന്നാലും - Ennaalum | Ennalum
× ഇങ്ങനെയൊക്കെയാണെങ്കിലും - Inganeyokkeyaanenkilum | Inganeyokkeyanenkilum
× എങ്കിലും She is very old - Enkilum She Is Very Old
× അങ്ങനെയല്ലായിരുന്നെങ്കില്‍ - Anganeyallaayirunnenkil‍ | Anganeyallayirunnenkil‍
× എന്നിരുന്നാലും - Ennirunnaalum | Ennirunnalum
× എന്നാല്‍ - Ennaal‍ | Ennal‍
× പക്ഷേ I like everything but that. I have no choice but to leave. - Pakshe I Like Everything But That. I Have No Choice But To Leave.


The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.

1 Samuel 25:3

The name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. And she was a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance; but the man was harsh and evil in his doings. He was of the house of Caleb.

അവന്നു നാബാൽ എന്നും അവന്റെ ഭാര്യകൂ അബീഗയിൽഎന്നും പേർ. അവൾ നല്ല വിവേകമുള്ളവളും സുന്ദരിയും അവനോ നിഷ് ൂരനും ദുഷ്കർമ്മിയും ആയിരുന്നു. അവൻ കാലേബ് വംശക്കാരൻ ആയിരുന്നു.

Genesis 32:28

And He said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed."

നീ ദൈവത്തോടും മനുഷ്യരോടും മല്ലുപിടിച്ചു ജയിച്ചതുകൊണ്ടു നിന്റെ പേർ ഇനി യാക്കോബ് എന്നല്ല യിസ്രായേൽ എന്നു വിളിക്കപ്പെടും എന്നു അവൻ പറഞ്ഞു.

Ephesians 5:15

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,

ആകയാൽ സൂക്ഷമത്തോടെ, അജ്ഞാനികളായിട്ടല്ല ജ്ഞാനികളായിട്ടത്രേ നടപ്പാൻ നോക്കുവിൻ .


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