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》 第三十五回 Chapter 35 2
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四回 Chapter 4 2
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷45 列傳第10 文四子 Volume 45 Biographies 10: Wen Sizi 1
The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧衞‧氓 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wei - Mang 1
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷一百〇九 載記第九 慕容皝 Volume 109 Records 9: Murong Huang 1
Book of Northern Qi 《北齊書》 卷十二 補列傳第四  文宣四王 孝昭六王 武成十二王 後主五男 Volume 12 Biographies 4: Four Princes of Wenxuan; Six Princes of Xiaozhao; Twelve Princes of Wucheng; Five Princes of Houzhu 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十回 Chapter 30 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第四十四回 Chapter 44 1
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《李斯列傳》 Biography of Li Si 1
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第六回 Chapter 6 1