Date and Time – 将来, 今后, 以后

将来, 今后, 以后

  • Today we are going to learn three new words that indicate a period of time after a certain moment.
  • The words are 将来, 今后 and 以后.
  • In general, all these three words mean future.
  • 将来 and 今后 indicate the time after the present moment, while 以后 can also indicate the time after a moment in the past.
Word Chinese Character Pinyin Pronunciation
Future 将来 jiāng lái
Sentence:
He will certainly be successful in the future.
他 将来/以后/今后 一定会成功。
tā jiāng lái (yǐ hòu /jīn hòu )yī dìng huì chéng gōng。
Hereafter 以后 yǐ hòu
Sentence:
Two years later, he did indeed go on a round-the-world tour.
两年以后,他果然去周游世界了。
liǎng nián yǐ hòu,tā guǒ rán qù zhōu yóu shì jiè le。
From now on 今后 jīn hòu
Sentence:
We hope from now on there will be more exchanges between our two peoples.
希望今后两国人民之间有更多的交往。
xī wàng jīn hòu liǎng guó rén mín zhī jiān yǒu gèng duō de jiāo wǎng。
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