竟然 jìng rán: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

竟然 (jìng rán) English Meaning

  • unexpectedly
  • to one’s surprise
  • in spite of everything
  • in that crazy way
  • actually
  • to go as far as to

Traditional Characters:  竟然

竟 forms words in:

然 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 他竟然拒绝了!
    Tā jìngrán jùjuéle!
    He actually turned it down!
  • 他竟然叫你笨蛋。
    Tā jìngrán jiào nǐ bèndàn.
    He unexpectedly called you an idiot.
  • 他竟然还给我装傻。
    Tā jìngrán hái gěi wǒ zhuāng shǎ.
    Despite everything he is still playing dumb.
  • 我很惊讶您竟然那么天真。
    Wǒ hěn jīngyà nín jìngrán nàme tiānzhēn.
    I’m surprised that you’re so naive.
  • 她竟然是个骨瘦如柴的跛子。
    Tā jìngrán shìgè gǔshòurúchái de bǒzi.
    Such a limping bag of bones she was!
  • 很奇怪肯竟然没有同意我们。
    Hěn qíguài kěn jìngrán méiyǒu tóngyì wǒmen.
    It’s strange that Ken doesn’t agree with us.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

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

  • 音 (yīn): sound
  • 儿 (er): child

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

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

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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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HSK 6 Word List

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