Decoded Slug: 即 (jí) - Namely, that is

Mandarin Grammar Point
即 (jí) - Namely, that is

即 (jí) - Namely, that is

Short explanation:

Used to introduce a specification or explanation of a previously mentioned term or concept.

Formation:

Term or concept + 即 + Further explanation or specification

Examples:

他是大明国王,即朱元璋。
Tā shì dàmíng guówáng, jí zhū yuánzhāng.
He is the king of Ming Dynasty, that is, Zhu Yuanzhang.
我最好的朋友,即小王,今天生日。
Wǒ zuì hǎo de péngyǒu, jí xiǎo wáng, jīntiān shēngrì.
My best friend, namely Xiao Wang, has a birthday today.
我最喜欢的食物是意面,即意大利面。
Wǒ zuì xǐhuān de shíwù shì yìmiàn, jí yìdàlì miàn.
My favorite food is pasta, that is, Italian pasta.
我每天都做运动,即跑步和游泳。
Wǒ měitiān dū zuò yùndòng, jí pǎobù hé yóuyǒng.
I exercise every day, namely running and swimming.

Long explanation:

'即 (jí)' is a useful Chinese language expression that is used to add further specification, embellishment, or clarification to a concept or term mentioned before it in a sentence. In English, this would be equivalent to using the words 'namely' or 'that is'. The term '即' comes before the explanation or specification but does not typically end a sentence or stand alone.
hanabira.org

Ace your Japanese JLPT N5-N1 preparation.

Disclaimer

Public Alpha version. This site is currently undergoing active development. You may encounter bugs, inconsistencies or limited functionality. Lots of sentences might not sound natural. We are progressively addressing these issues with native speakers. You can support the development by buying us a coffee.

花びら散る

夢のような跡

朝露に

Copyright 2024 @ hanabira.org