this; these
quarter (hour); (a measure word); to carve; to engrave; to cut; oppressive
simp. and trad.




  1. at present; now; this moment
    知道此刻 [Literary Cantonese, trad.]
    知道此刻 [Literary Cantonese, simp.]
    zi2 zi1 dou3 ci2 hak1 oi3 nei5 [Jyutping]
    "All I Know Is That I Love You Right Now" (a 1985 song by Andy Lau)
  2. (Min Dong) quickly; hurriedly; without delay


Dialectal synonyms of 趕緊 (“quickly; without delay”)
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 趕緊
Mandarin Beijing 趕緊趕快
Taiwan 趕緊趕快
Jinan 趕緊趕快
Xi'an 趕緊趕快
Wuhan 趕快連忙
Chengdu 趕快趕緊搞快搞起
Yangzhou 趕緊趕忙
Hefei 趕緊趕快
Cantonese Guangzhou 快啲快脆啦啦聲啦啦林擒擒青
Hong Kong 快啲快脆啦啦聲啦啦林擒擒青
Taishan 快快快脆嘞聲
Yangjiang 快脆
Gan Nanchang 趕緊
Hakka Meixian 抗快撞快上緊
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 趕緊趕遽遽遽煞煞
Liudui (S. Sixian) 趕緊趕遽遽啊共快煞煞
Hsinchu (Hailu) 趕緊遽遽煞煞
Dongshi (Dabu) 趕緊遽遽煞煞
Zhuolan (Raoping) 趕緊趕遽遽遽緊緊煞煞
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 攔緊較緊緊緊煞著
Jin Taiyuan 趕緊趕快
Min Bei Jian'ou 趕緊
Min Dong Fuzhou 趕緊此刻
Min Nan Xiamen 緊猛較緊趕緊
Quanzhou 較緊趕緊
Zhangzhou 緊猛較緊較猛較快趕緊
Taipei 趕緊窸倏
Chaozhou 猛猛是是
Wu Wenzhou 妝緊抓緊趕緊
Xiang Changsha 趕快
Shuangfeng 趕快