然后 ránhòu after / after that / afterwards
笔记 notes: The form 先…然后 is mainly used in coordinate complex sentences in a later clause to explain a correlative or successive relation. See Coordinate Complex Sentences
概念 concept: 关联词 Correlative
话题 topic: 虚词
水平 Level: 基础 Elementary (HSK 1)
Shì fā shí, gāi bǐjìběn xiān shì fāchū bàozhà shēng, ránhòu kāishǐ màoyān bìng ránshāo.
At the time of the incident, first the notebook exploded with noise, then emitted smoke and started burning.
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