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Pronunciation : rán
Meaning :
  1. right; correct. (adj)
  2. so; like that. (adv)
  3. (Literary) however. (conjunction)
Radical :
Strokes : 12
Traditional :
Usage : 68.1%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
然后
rán hòu
: then; after that
2.
然而
rán ér
: but; however
3.
忽然
hū rán
: suddenly; all of a sudden
4.
突然
tū rán
: sudden; suddenly; abruptly
5.
当然
dāng rán
: of course
6.
虽然
suī rán
: although
7.
既然
jì rán
: since
8.
不然
bù rán
: not so; otherwise
9.
竟然
jìng rán
: unexpectedly; to one’s surprise
10.
居然
jū rán
: unexpectedly
Sentences:
1. The car swerved to the right.
chē rán xiàng yòu zhuǎn
汽车 : car
突然 : suddenly
: towards
: right
: turn
2. The news took me by surprise.
tīng dào zhè xiāo xi gǎn dào rán
: listen
: used as a verb complement to show the result of an action
: this
消息 : news
: I
: feel
突然 : sudden, surprise
3. The truth suddenly dawned on me.
rán míng bai le
: I
忽然 : suddenly
明白 : understand; realize
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
4. I’m watching the news first, and I’ll have supper afterwards.
xiān kàn xīn wén rán hòu chī wǎn fàn
: I
: first
: watch, look
新闻 : news
然后 : then
: eat
晚饭 : supper
5. Even though it’s raining, it’s not cold.
suī rán xià dàn shì lěng
虽然 : although
下雨 : raining
但是 : but
: not
: cold
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