然后 (ran hou): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | May 3, 2018

然后 (Chinese PinYin: [rán hòu]; traditional Chinese:然後) may mean: (1) conjunction. then; (2) conjunction. afterwards. Literally: 然 (so) + 后 (afterwards). It is one of the most frequently used Chinese words that will occur often in everyday use. It can be used in both formal and informal Mandarin Chinese. Some example phrases and expressions are: 下车然后离开 (get off the car and leave), 洗澡然后睡觉 (take a bath and sleep), 然后呢 (and then), 下降, 然后又升起 (dive and then rise again).

1. How to pronounce 然后?

Chinese Pinyin: [rán hòu]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 然后

Synonyms: 而后, 继而,

Antonyms: N/A

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

Fixed expression: N/A

Collocation: 下车然后离开 (get off the car and leave), 洗澡然后睡觉 (take a bath and sleep), 然后呢 (and then?), 下降, 然后又升起 (dive and then rise again),

Idioms: N/A

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4. How to use 然后 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 然后.

4.1 他迅速的下了车然后离开了

Translation: He got off quickly and then left.

4.2 他合上书, 打了个哈欠, 然后上床睡觉.

Translation: He closed the book, yawned, and went to bed.

4.3 我们打算在广州过一夜,然后坐飞机去北京。

Translation: We planned to overnight in Guangzhou and then go to Beijing by air.

4.4 飞机笔直地俯冲下降, 然后又升起。

Translation: The plane dived sharply and then rose again.

4.5 他把气球吹鼓起来,然后用两手砰的一声把它拍破。

Translation: He blew the balloon up and then popped it between his hands.

4.6 老师轻轻地拍了下我的肩膀, 然后走开了。

Translation: The teacher tapped me on my shoulder and then walked away.

4.7 所有的参与者在交谈过程中都会被暗中录影,然后再让他们指出自己的谎言。

Translation: All the participants were secretly videotaped during the conversation then, afterwards, asked to point out their own lies.

4.8 他花了一个小时的时间注视着融化的冰从冰箱里滴下来,然后去隔壁跟邻居吐槽去了。

Translation: He spent an hour staring at the melting ice that dripped from his refrigerator, and then went next door to complain to his neighbor.

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