從來

MandarinEdit

simpl. 从来
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin cónglái
Zhuyin ㄘㄨㄥˊ ㄌㄞˊ
IPA (key) /t͡sʰʊŋ³⁵ laɪ̯³⁵/

AdverbEdit

從來 (traditional, Pinyin cónglái, simplified 从来)

  1. (literally) from the past until the present
    從來沒有如此關心
    wǒ cónglái méiyǒu rén rúcǐ guānxīn wǒ
    I've never had anyone care about me like that before.

Usage notesEdit

  • Since 從來 cónglái is almost always followed by a negated verb such as bù or 沒有 méiyǒu it is usually translated into English as "never".
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 15:14