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

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

即 (jí) - Namely, that is to say

Short explanation:

Used to clarify, explain or rectify the meaning of the previous sentence or phrase.


Sentence/Phrase + 即 + Explanation/Clarification


Wǒmen jiāng qiánwǎng Měiguó de yīgè chéngshì, jí Niǔyuē.
We will go to a city in the United States, namely New York.
Tā xǐhuān chī shuǐguǒ, jí píngguǒ hé chéngzi.
He likes to eat fruits, namely apples and oranges.
Wǒ jiāng yòng wǒ zuì xǐhuan de gōngjù lái jìnxíng zhè xiàng rènwù, jí wǒ de bǐjìběn diànnǎo.
I will use my favorite tool to carry out this task, that is my laptop.
Tāmen zuò zài fángjiān de nà yībiān, jí kàojìn chuānghu de dìfāng.
They are sitting on that side of the room, namely near the window.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese word '即 (jí)' is a conjunction that is commonly used to provide a more specific explanation or the precise meaning of a term or phrase that has just been mentioned. It functions similarly to the English expressions 'namely' or 'that is to say'. This word is often used when the speaker wants to ensure that their point has been clearly understood or that there is no misunderstanding about a certain term or expression.

Ace your Japanese JLPT N5-N1 preparation.


Public Alpha version Open Source (GitHub). 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.




Copyright 2024