Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

然后 (然後) ránhòu

ránhòu conjunction after / after that / afterwards
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
Notes: The form 先…然后 is mainly used in coordinate complex sentences in a later clause to explain a correlative or successive relation. This word has the same meaning in Literary Chinese as Modern Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 119).

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Guanzi 《管子》 侈靡第三十五 Chapter 35: Extravagance 20
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《王制》 Royal Regulations 19
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《樂書》 Music 17
Garden of Stories 《說苑》 卷十九 修文 Chapter 19: Cultivation and Education 17
Guanzi 《管子》 五輔第十 Chapter 10: Wu Fu 17
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《學記》 Record on the Subject of Education 17
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《樂記》 Record of Music 17
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷四十六 列傳第十六 劉頌 李重 Volume 46 Biographies 16: Liu Song; Li Zhong 16
History of Song 《宋史》 卷四百五十五 列傳第二百十四 忠義十 陳東 歐陽澈 馬伸何兌 呂祖儉 呂祖泰 楊宏中 華岳 鄧若水 僧眞寶 莫謙之 徐道明 Volume 455 Biographies 214: Loyalty and Righteousness 10 - Chen Dong, Ouyang Che, Ma Shenhedui, Lu Zujian, Lu Zutai, Yang Hongzhong, Hua Yue, Deng Ruoshui, Seng Zhenbao, Mo Qianzhi, Xu Daoming 13
Daode Jing 《道德經》 Daode Jing 《道德經》 12