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.


Term or concept + 即 + Further explanation or specification


Tā shì dàmíng guówáng, jí zhū yuánzhāng.
He is the king of Ming Dynasty, that is, Zhu Yuanzhang.
Wǒ zuì hǎo de péngyǒu, jí xiǎo wáng, jīntiān shēngrì.
My best friend, namely Xiao Wang, has a birthday today.
Wǒ zuì xǐhuān de shíwù shì yìmiàn, jí yìdàlì miàn.
My favorite food is pasta, that is, Italian pasta.
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.

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