从来 cóng lái: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

从来 (cóng lái) English Meaning

  • always
  • at all times
  • never (if used in negative sentence)

Traditional Characters:  從來

从 forms words in:

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来 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 我从来就厌恶早起。
    Wǒ cónglái jiù yànwù zǎoqǐ.
    I’ve always hated getting up early.
  • 我们队从来就没赢过。
    Wǒmen duì cónglái jiù méi yíngguò.
    My team always
  • 他几乎从来都不会生气。
    Tā jīhū cónglái dōu bù huì shēngqì.
    He almost never gets angry.
  • 我从来不是爱挑拣的人。
    Wǒ cónglái bu shì ài tiāojiǎn de rén.
    I’m never one to pick and choose.
  • 从来就没有徒劳的爱情。
    Cónglái jiù méiyǒu túláo de àiqíng.
    Love is never
  • 汤姆从来都没有准时过。
    Tāngmǔ cónglái dōu méiyǒu zhǔnshíguò.
    Tom has never been on time.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

从 (cóng): from; via; passing through; through (a gap); past; ever (followed by negative, meaning never); (formerly pronounced (zòng) and related to 縱|纵) to follow; to comply with; to obey; to join; to engage in; adopting some mode of action or attitude; follower; retainer; accessory; accomplice; related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor

  •  (rén): man
  •  (rén): man

来 (lái): to come; to arrive; to come round; ever since; next

  • (yī): one
  • (zhǔ): stroke
  • (mù): tree

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 从

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 来

HSK 1 Word List

  • 来(lái): to come; to arrive; to come round; ever since; next

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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