究竟

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Chinese[edit]

after all; to investigate; to study carefully
 
unexpectedly; actually; to go so far as to; indeed
simp. and trad.
(究竟)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (28) (28)
Final () (136) (111)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kɨuH/ /kˠiæŋH/
Pan
Wuyun
/kiuH/ /kᵚiaŋH/
Shao
Rongfen
/kiəuH/ /kiaŋH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kuwH/ /kiajŋH/
Li
Rong
/kiuH/ /kiɐŋH/
Wang
Li
/kĭəuH/ /kĭɐŋH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ki̯ə̯uH/ /ki̯ɐŋH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
jiù jìng
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
jiū jìng
Middle
Chinese
‹ kjuwH › ‹ kjængH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[k](r)u(ʔ)-s/ /*[k]raŋʔ-s/
English scrutinize; go to the end end, in the end

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 6942 6869
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kus/ /*kraŋs/

Verb[edit]

究竟

  1. (literary) to go to the bottom of (a matter); to probe to the bottom
  2. (literary) to finish; to be completed
  3. (literary) to look into; to ascertain; to inquire into

Noun[edit]

究竟

  1. result; outcome; ending; the whole story
  2. (Buddhism) niṣṭhā; ultimate end; culmination

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

究竟

  1. after all; in the end
  2. actually; exactly