Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

虽然 (雖然) suīrán

suīrán conjunction although / even though
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 main clause of subordinate complex sentences. It is often used in the pattern 虽然…,但是… to express a contrasting relationship between clauses (Sun 2006, loc. 2069).

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《天下》 Tian Xia 6
Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 5
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master 3
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷十九 趙二 Chapter 19: Zhao II 3
Han Feizi 《韓非子》 十過第十 Chapter 10: Ten Faults 3
Liezi 《列子》 卷第四 仲尼篇 Chapter 4: Confucius 3
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十三回 Chapter 53 3
Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 3
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《晉世家》 House of Jin 3
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十 趙三 Chapter 20: Zhao III 3