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English Definitionthus; thereby
Simplified Script从而
Traditional Script從而
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘㄨㄥˊ ㄦˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cung4ji4
Part of Speech(连) conjunction
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
cóngfrom; since; via; passing through; through (a gap); past; ever (followed by negative, meaning never); (formerly pr. [zong4] and related to ) to follow; to comply with; to obey; to join; to engage in; adopting some mode of action or attitude; follower; retainer; accessory; accomplice; related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor; (Chinese surname)
érand; as well as; and so; but (not); yet (not); (indicates causal relation); (indicates change of state); (indicates contrast)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
从前cóngqiánpreviously; formerly; once upon a time
从…起cóng … qǐstarting from …
从…到…cóng … dào …from … to …
从事cóngshìto go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do
从来cóngláialways; at all times; never (if used in negative sentence)
Words With Same Tail Word    
然而rán'érhowever; yet; but
因而yīn'értherefore; as a result; thus; and as a result, ...
反而fǎn'érinstead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
进而jìn'érand then (what follows next)
偶而ǒu'éroccasionally; once in a while
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