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ChineseEdit

although; even though
 
so; thus; like this; ‑ly; correct; right
trad. (雖然)
simp. (虽然)

PronunciationEdit


Note: sui1 riêng5 - Chaozhou.

ConjunctionEdit

雖然

  1. although
    雖然沒有但是需要學習如何開車 [MSC, trad.]
    虽然没有但是需要学习如何开车 [MSC, simp.]
    Suīrán wǒ méiyǒu chē, dànshì wǒ xūyào xuéxí rúhé kāichē. [Pinyin]
    Although I don't have a car, I need to learn how to drive.
    雖然第一但是一點驕傲 [MSC, trad.]
    虽然第一但是一点骄傲 [MSC, simp.]
    Wáng Xiùyīng suīrán kǎo le dìyī, dànshì tā yīdiǎn yě bù jiāo'ào. [Pinyin]
    Although Wang Xiuying scored first in the exam, she was not at all arrogant about it.
  2. (literary) although so; despite this
    諸侯雖然 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    诸侯虽然 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: Mencius, circa 4th century BCE
    Zhūhóu zhī lǐ, wú wèi zhī xué yě; suīrán, wú cháng wén zhī yǐ. [Pinyin]
    I have not learnt the ceremonies observed by the princes. Despite this, I have heard about them.
    :「雖然不穀。」 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    :“虽然不谷。” [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: Commentary of Zuo, circa 4th century BCE
    Wáng yuē: “Suīrán, bì gào bùgǔ.” [Pinyin]
    The King of Chu said, "Despite this, you have to tell me."

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Usage notesEdit

Unlike in English, in Chinese it is customary for 雖然虽然 (suīrán, “although”) to be followed by 但是 (dànshì, “but; however”).

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (雖然):

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