Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

既然 jìrán

jìrán conjunction since / as / this being the case
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
Notes: This conjunction is often used as a connecting word in the subordinate clause of subordinate complex sentences. It is often used in the pattern 既然…,就… to express a conclusion deduced from a premise (Sun 2006, loc. 2069).

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四回 Chapter 4 2
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十五回 Chapter 35 2
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十 志第十 禮中 Volume 20 Treatises 10: Rites Part Two 1
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十四 Scroll 14 1
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷六十九 趙充國辛慶忌傳 Volume 69: Zhao Chongguo and Xin Qingji 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十一回 Chapter 21 1
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷五十七 吳書十二 虞陸張駱陸吾朱傳 Volume 57: Book of Wu 12 - Biographies of Yu, Lu, Zhang, Luo, Lu, Wu, and Zhu 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十九回 Chapter 39 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十四回 Chapter 14 1
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷六十四 吳書十九 諸葛滕二孫濮陽傳 Volume 64: Book of Wu 19 - Biographies of Zhuge, Teng, the two Suns, and Puyang 1