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究竟 jiū jìng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

究竟 (jiū jìng) English Meaning

  • after all (when all is said and done)
  • actually
  • outcome
  • result

Traditional Characters:  究竟

究 forms words in:

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竟 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 没有汽车你究竟是怎样来的呢?
    Méiyǒu qìchē nǐ jiùjìng shì zěnyàng lái de ne?
    However did you get here without a car?
  • 跟他在一起的那个女人究竟是谁?
    Gēn tā zài yīqǐ dì nàgè nǚrén jiùjìng shì shéi?
    Who on earth is that girl he’s with?
  • 别再让我们矇在鼓里了,结局究竟怎么样?
    Bié zài ràng wǒmen méng zài gǔ lǐle, jiéjú jiùjìng zěnme yàng?
    Don’t keep us in suspense any longer — what happens at the end of the story?
  • 他聋成这个样子,究竟是怎样从事作曲的呢?
    Tā lóng chéng zhège yàngzi, jiùjìng shì zěnyàng cóngshì zuòqǔ de ne?
    However does he manage to write music when he is so deaf?
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Stroke Order & Character Components

究 (jiū): after all; to investigate; to study carefully; Taiwan pronunciation jiù

  • 穴 (xué): cave / swing door
  • 九 (jiǔ): nine; 9

竟 (jìng): unexpectedly; actually; to go so far as to; indeed

  • 音 (yīn): sound
  • 儿 (er): child

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 究

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 竟

HSK 4 Word List

  • 竟然 (jìng rán): unexpectedly; to one’s surprise; in spite of everything; in that crazy way; actually; to go as far as to
  • 究竟 (jiū jìng): after all (when all is said and done); actually; outcome; result

HSK 5 Word List

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