Decoded Slug: 已经 (yǐjīng) - Already

Mandarin Grammar Point
已经 (yǐjīng) - Already

已经 (yǐjīng) - Already

Short explanation:

Used to describe an action that has happened or a state that already exists.

Formation:

Subject + 已经 + Verb + 了 + Rest of the sentence

Examples:

我已经把那本书读完了,现在可以给你了。
Wǒ yǐjīng bǎ nà běn shū dú wán le, xiànzài kěyǐ gěi nǐ le.
I've already finished reading that book, now I can give it to you.
他已经到火车站了,我们现在可以离开了。
Tā yǐjīng dào huǒchē zhàn le, wǒmen xiànzài kěyǐ líkāi le.
He has already arrived at the train station, we can leave now.
小明已经吃过饭了,他不饿。
Xiǎomíng yǐjīng chī guò fàn le, tā bú è.
Xiaoming has already eaten, he is not hungry.
我已经三天没睡觉了,我现在好累啊。
Wǒ yǐjīng sān tiān méi shuìjiào le, wǒ xiànzài hǎo lèi a.
I have not slept for three days already, I am so tired now.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese word '已经 (yǐjīng)' is used to express that an action or state has already occurred or exists. It is the equivalent of the English word 'already'. '已经 (yǐjīng)' is typically used with the perfective aspect particle '了 (le)', but the '了 (le)' can be omitted in some situations.
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