从来

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 從來

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin cónglái
Zhuyin ㄘㄨㄥˊ ㄌㄞˊ
IPA (key) /t͡sʰʊŋ³⁵ laɪ̯³⁵/
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Adverb[edit]

从来 (simplified, Pinyin cónglái, traditional 從來)

  1. (literally) from the past until the present
    从来没有如此关心
    wǒ cónglái méiyǒu rén rúcǐ guānxīn wǒ
    I've never had anyone care about me like that before.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Since 从来 cónglái is almost always followed by a negated verb such as bù or 没有 méiyǒu it is usually translated into English as "never".

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