Decoded Slug: 既然 (jìrán) - Since, now that

Mandarin Grammar Point
既然 (jìrán) - Since, now that

既然 (jìrán) - Since, now that

Short explanation:

Used to indicate that given a particular fact or situation, something else follows logically.

Formation:

既然 + known fact/reason, then + logical result

Examples:

既然你已经完成了作业,那么你就可以去玩了。
Jìrán nǐ yǐjīng wánchéngle zuòyè, nàme nǐ jiù kěyǐ qù wánle.
Since you have already finished your homework, then you can go and play.
既然他不想去看电影,我们就换个计划吧。
Jìrán tā bùxiǎng qù kàn diànyǐng, wǒmen jiù huàn gè jìhuà ba.
Since he doesn't want to go watch a movie, let's change the plan.
既然明天是假日,我打算睡懒觉。
Jìrán míngtiān shì jiàrì, wǒ dǎsuàn shuì lǎnjiào.
Since tomorrow is a holiday, I plan to sleep in.
既然你不喜欢吃西红柿,我就不做西红柿炒鸡蛋了。
Jìrán nǐ bù xǐhuan chī xīhóngshì, wǒ jiù bù zuò xīhóngshì chǎo jīdànle.
Since you don't like tomatoes, I won't make tomato scrambled eggs.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese phrase '既然 (jìrán)' is a conjunction used to express the idea of 'since' or 'now that' in English. This is generally used to introduce a condition or fact that is already known or obvious, and to imply that something else follows logically from this known condition or fact.
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