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ChineseEdit

 
unexpectedly; actually; to go so far as to; indeed
 
so; thus; like this; ‑ly; correct; right
simp. and trad.
(竟然)

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AdverbEdit

竟然

  1. surprisingly; unexpectedly
    竟然說出這樣母親 [MSC, trad.]
    竟然说出这样母亲 [MSC, simp.]
    jìngrán shuōchū zhèyàng de huà lái shāng mǔqīn de xīn. [Pinyin]
    I can't believe he should say such things to hurt his mother.
    想到短短一個廚藝竟然進步這個境界 [MSC, trad.]
    想到短短一个厨艺竟然进步这个境界 [MSC, simp.]
    Méi xiǎngdào duǎnduǎn yīge yuè, tā de chúyì jìngrán yǐ jìnbù dào zhège jìngjiè! [Pinyin]
    Who would have thought that in a short little month, his cooking would have improved to this extent!
  2. (archaic) finally