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既然 jì rán: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

既然 (jì rán) English Meaning

  • since
  • as
  • this being the case

Traditional Characters:  既然

既 forms words in:

然 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 既然你们这么说,那让我再想想。
    Jìrán nǐmen zhème shuō, nà ràng wǒ zài xiǎng xiǎng.
    Since you all say so, let me think about it.
  • 既然你在这里,那我们就开始吧。
    Jìrán nǐ zài zhèlǐ, nà wǒmen jiù kāishǐ ba.
    Since you’re here, we might as well begin.
  • 既然你坚持,我就只好修改信用证。
    Jìrán nǐ jiānchí, wǒ jiù zhǐhǎo xiūgǎi xìnyòng zhèng.
    Since you insist, I’ll have to amend the letter of credit.
  • 既然嫁接能缩短成熟期,就应当试一试。
    Jìrán jiàjiē néng suōduǎn chéngshú qí, jiù yīngdāng shì yī shì.
    Since grafting can shorten the maturation period, it should be tried.
  • 既然母亲病了,我就待在家里没去上学。
    Jìrán mǔqīn bìngle, wǒ jiù dài zài jiālǐ méi qù shàngxué.
    Since my mother was ill, I stayed home from school.
  • 既然大家都在,她不妨把想法都谈出来。
    Jìrán dàjiā dōu zài, tā bùfáng bǎ xiǎngfǎ dōu tán chūlái.
    Now that everyone’s here, she might as well share her thoughts.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

既 (jì): already; since; both... (and...)

  •  (gěn): decided
  •  (wú): without

然 (rán): correct; right; so; thus; like this; -ly

  • (yuè): flesh
  • (quǎn): dog
  • (biāo): fire, legs

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  • 一如既往 (yī rú jì wǎng): just as in the past (idiom); as before; continuing as always

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*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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