岸然 (an ran): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | November 22, 2017

岸然 (Chinese PinYin: [àn rán]; traditional Chinese: 岸然) may mean: (1) in a solemn manner; (2) be dignified; (3) be proud; (4) be sanctimonious; (5) be hypocritical. It is mostly used in the fixed idiomatic expression: 道貌岸然 (be sanctimonious). It is often used only in formal or written Mandarin Chinese.

Literally: 岸 (tall and big) + 然 (suffix used to form an adjective or adverb)

1. How to pronounce 岸然?

Chinese Pinyin: [àn rán]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 岸然

Synonyms: 严肃, 装模作样, 装腔作势, 道貌凛然, 道貌俨然,

Antonyms: 摇头晃脑, 嬉皮笑脸, 吊儿郎当, 插科打诨

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 岸然

Fixed expression: 道貌岸然 (be sanctimonious),

Collocation: 自感岸然 (take pride in),

Idioms: 道貌岸然 / 岸然道貌 (be sanctimonious),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 岸然 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 岸然.

4.1 身穿白色制服的侍者岸然穿梭于铺着白台布的餐桌之间。

Translation: The white uniformed waiters were always stepping about so dignified amid white-clothed tables.

4.2 即便是在经济衰退中遭创最重,因而其他方面亦颜面尽失的男人,也会因其身为人父这个不可或缺的角色而自感岸然。

Translation: Even the most recession-walloped and otherwise diminished man can take pride in his essential role as a father.

4.3 他昂着头,岸然走了过去。

Translation: He held up his head and walked through with a solemn and dignified look.

4.4 但在这个话题上我并不觉得你道貌岸然。

Translation: But hypocrisy does not strike me as the issue here.

4.5 假如你认为这些研究结果仅限于道貌岸然的神学院学生,那么打开电视看看吧。

Translation: And in case you thought these results were just restricted to hypocritical seminary students, turn on the TV.

4.6 以迈克尔•彭博市长为例,他不仅是纽约市变革英勇无畏的推动者,还是个道貌岸然的政客。

Translation: For example, Mayor Michael Bloomberg comes across not only as a courageous change-agent in New York City, but an hypocritical pol.

4.7 不要做一个道貌岸然的人!

Translation: Don’t be an hypocritical person!

4.8 音乐产业的负面反应并不出乎大家的预料,不过这多少显得有点道貌岸然。

Translation: The negative reaction from the music industry on the pirate chart was to be expected, but also a little hypocritical.

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