Decoded Slug: 一旦 (yīdàn) - Once, in case (something happens)

Mandarin Grammar Point
一旦 (yīdàn) - Once, in case (something happens)

一旦 (yīdàn) - Once, in case (something happens)

Short explanation:

Used to express a hypothetical situation and its outcome or consequence.

Formation:

一旦 + Hypothetical Situation, Consequence

Examples:

一旦你决定做这件事,就必须为结果负责。
Yīdàn nǐ juédìng zuò zhè jiàn shì, jiù bìxū wèi jiéguǒ fùzé.
Once you decide to do this, you have to take responsibility for the result.
一旦我们走错了方向,就会浪费很多时间。
Yīdàn wǒmen zǒu cuòle fāngxiàng, jiù huì làngfèi hěnduō shíjiān.
In case we take the wrong direction, we will waste a lot of time.
一旦你完成了这项工作,就可以回家了。
Yīdàn nǐ wánchéng le zhè xiàng gōngzuò, jiù kěyǐ huí jiā le.
Once you finish this task, you can go home.
一旦有任何变化,你应该立即告诉我。
Yīdàn yǒu rènhé biànhuà, nǐ yīnggāi lìjí gàosù wǒ.
In case there are any changes, you should tell me immediately.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '一旦 (yīdàn)' is used to denote a hypothetical situation that could occur in the future and the outcome or consequence that would follow. It is equivalent to saying 'once' or 'in case' in English and is often used to talk about potential scenarios or possibilities.
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