竟然

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Chinese[edit]

 
unexpectedly; actually; to go so far as to; indeed
 
correct; right; so; thus; like this; -ly
simp. and trad.
(竟然)

Etymology[edit]

From (to finish) + (-ly)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

竟然

  1. surprisingly; unexpectedly
    竟然說出這樣母親 [MSC, trad.]
    竟然说出这样母亲 [MSC, simp.]
    jìngrán shuōchū zhèyàng de huà lái shāng mǔqīn de xīn. [Pinyin]
    I can't believe he should say such things to hurt his mother.
  2. (archaic) finally