promptly / right away / already

繁体 traditional:
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语法 grammar: 副词 Adverb
笔记 notes: 即 is an aspectual function word indicating a temporal sequence (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 158). For example, 堯、舜既沒,聖人之道衰。'After the death of Yao and Shun, the principles that mark sages fell into decay.' (Mengzi: 6.9/34/20, translation by Legge)
上概念 parent concept: 虚词 (Function Words)
话题 topic: 现代汉语 (Modern Chinese)

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