Decoded Slug: 究竟 (jiūjìng) - After all, in the end

Mandarin Grammar Point
究竟 (jiūjìng) - After all, in the end

究竟 (jiūjìng) - After all, in the end

Short explanation:

Used to emphasize a question or express a doubt, or to suggest a desire to know the truth about something.


Subj + 究竟 + Verb/Adjective + Rest of the sentence


Tā jiūjìng shì xǐhuān nǐ háishi xǐhuān tā?
Does he like you or her, after all?
Wǒmen jiūjìng yīnggāi zěnme zuò cáinéng jiějué zhège wèntí?
What should we do to solve this problem, in the end?
Nǐ jiūjìng shìfǒu tóngyì wǒmen de tíyì?
Are you agreeing to our proposal, after all?
Tā jiūjìng zuòle xiē shénme, nǐ néng gàosu wǒ ma?
Can you tell me what he did, after all?

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese term '究竟 (jiūjìng)' indicates a strong conviction to find out the final result or true nature of a situation. It translates to 'after all' or 'in the end' in English, often expressing inquiry, doubt or the desire for a conclusive answer. It adds an emphatic tone when used in questions, which makes the speaker sound concerned or curious.

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