Translation of "but" - English-Turkish dictionary

but

conjunction uk us strong /bʌt/ weak /bət/
OPPOSITE INFORMATION

A1 used to introduce something new that you say, especially something which is different or the opposite from what you have just said

fakat
I'd drive you there, but I haven't got my car.
The tickets were expensive, but the kids really enjoyed it.
EXPLAINING WHY

used before you say why something did not happen or is not true

ancak
I was going to go to his party, but I was ill.
SHOWING SURPRISE

used to show that you are surprised about what someone has just said

ama
'Tim is leaving.' 'But why?'
CONNECTING PHRASES

used to connect 'excuse me' or 'I'm sorry' with what you say next

(özür dilemek ve araya girmek için) ama
Excuse me, but would you mind shutting the door?

(Translation of “but conjunction” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)