Decoded Slug: 突然 (tūrán) - Suddenly, unexpectedly

Mandarin Grammar Point
突然 (tūrán) - Suddenly, unexpectedly

突然 (tūrán) - Suddenly, unexpectedly

Short explanation:

Used to express sudden or unexpected actions or changes.


Subject + 突然 + Verb + Object.


Wǒ zhèngzài zǒu zài jiē shàng, tūrán kāishǐ xià dàyǔ.
I was walking on the street, when it suddenly started to rain heavily.
Tā kànzhe diànshì, tūrán tā de shǒujī xiǎng le.
She was watching TV, when suddenly her phone rang.
Lǎoshī zhèngzài jiǎngkè, tūrán diàndēng xīmièle.
The teacher was giving a lecture, when suddenly the light went out.
Wǒ zhèngzài shuìjiào, tūrán tīngdào chuāngwài yǒurén zài hǎn jiùmìng.
I was sleeping, when suddenly I heard someone shouting for help outside the window.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese term '突然 (tūrán)' is utilized to convey the suddenness or unexpectedness of an event, action or situation. It's analogous to the English words 'suddenly' or 'unexpectedly'. It emphasizes the event occurred without any prior indication or warning. It can also be used to describe a swift, drastic change.

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