英 [ɔ:lˈðəu] 美 [ɔlˈðo]
连词 虽然; 尽管; 但是; 然而
1. I did not know that then, although I learned it later.
2. Although they are poor they are happy.
3. Although it was so cold, he went out without an overcoat.
4. Although he was ill, he worked hard.
1. Although Bai no longer had to worry about his school expenses, he never stopped seeking business opportunities.
2. China COSCO's executives remain sanguine about business prospects for this year, although analysts said sinking freight rates and higher costs would squeeze the firm.
3. Although Six Sigma started off as a QA system, it has now grown into a complete business management programme.
4. Although the trend toward home working is fueled by technology and employee demand, proactive employer initiative driven by business needs is equally important.
5. Although the trend toward home working is undeniably fueled by technology and employee demand, proactive employer initiative driven by business needs is equally important.
6. Although China is far from yielding the biggest volume of business for Merck, Zhang believes it has the potential to do so.
7. Although Wuliangye said it expected the price rise to affect its business this year, analysts are optimistic about the company's performance in 2010.
8. Although people today have a busy life, taking half an hour every week to make a flower arrangement can bring joy.
9. The only potential downside for England were leg injuries to Butt and striker Emile Heskey, although neither looked badly hurt.
You use although to introduce a subordinate clause which contains a statement which contrasts with the statement in the main clause.
e.g. Although he is known to only a few, his reputation among them is very great...
e.g. Although the shooting has stopped for now, the destruction left behind is enormous.
You use although to introduce a subordinate clause which contains a statement which makes the main clause of the sentence seem surprising or unexpected.
e.g. Although I was only six, I can remember seeing it on TV...
e.g. Although he was twice as old as us, he became the life and soul of the company.
You use although to introduce a subordinate clause which gives some information that is relevant to the main clause but modifies the strength of that statement.
e.g. He was in love with her, although he did not put that name to it.
You use although when admitting a fact about something which you regard as less important than a contrasting fact.
e.g. Although they're expensive, they last forever and never go out of style...