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Pronunciation :
Meaning :
  1. like; as; as if. (v)
  2. (used in the negative) can compare with; be as good as. (v)
  3. for instance; such as; as. (v)
  4. if; in case (of); in the event of. (conjunction)
Radical :
Strokes : 6
Traditional :
Usage : 65.1%
Common Words / Phrases:
rú tóng
: like; as
bù rú
: not be as good as
rú guǒ
: if; in case (of); in the event of
jiǎ rú
: if; supposing; in case; provided
lì rú
: for instance; for example (e.g.); such as
rú jīn
: nowadays; now; today
1. They treated me as one of the family.
men dài jiā rén
他们 : they
: treat
: me
: like, as if
家人 : family members
2. As to ability, she is not your match.
jiǎng néng
: talk about
能力 : ability
: she
不如 : not be as good as
: you
3. The Tang Dynasty produced a host of great poets, such as Li Bai and Du Fu.
táng cháo yǒu hěn duō shī rén bái děng
唐朝 : The Tang Dynasty
: have
: very
: a lot
: big, great
诗人 : poet
: such as
: etc
4. If everything goes well, we’ll be arriving early.
qiè shùn men huì qián dào
: if
一切 : everything
顺利 : smooth; without a hitch; all right;
我们 : we
: will
提前 : shift to an earlier date; advance; early
到达 : reach, arrive
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2 thoughts on “如”

  1. Are 如果 rú guǒ and 如 rú interchangeble ?
    For example may I write the last sentence this way :
    rú guǒ yí qiè shùn lì , wǒ men huì tí qián dào dá 。
    如果一 切 顺 利 , 我 们 会 提 前 到 达

    Or are there certain rules ?


    1. Hi Viencit,
      In most case, 如果 and 如 are interchangeble.
      如果一 切 顺 利 , 我 们 会 提 前 到 达。is perfectly correct.

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