The Chinese word 果然 is an adverb that means “as expected” or “sure enough”. It is often used to express confirmation or validation of a previous statement or assumption. For example, if someone predicts that it will rain and it does, another person may respond with “果然下雨了”, meaning “sure enough, it’s raining”. Similarly, if someone warns that a situation will be difficult and it turns out to be so, another person may respond with “果然很难”, meaning “as expected, it’s very difficult”.
Adverb: as expected
|他果然来了||tā guǒrán láile||He did come after all|
|我果然猜对了||wǒ guǒrán cāi duìle||I guessed right after all|
|她果然很聪明||tā guǒrán hěn cōngmíng||She is indeed very smart|
|这个问题果然很难||zhège wèntí guǒrán hěn nán||This question is indeed very difficult|
|他果然没忘记我的生日||tā guǒrán méi wàngjì wǒ de shēngrì||He did remember my birthday after all|
|这家餐厅果然很好吃||zhè jiā cāntīng guǒrán hěn hǎochī||This restaurant is indeed very delicious|
|我果然需要更多的练习||wǒ guǒrán xūyào gèng duō de liànxí||I do need more practice after all|
|他果然是一个好老板||tā guǒrán shì yīgè hǎo lǎobǎn||He is indeed a good boss after all|
果然 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 3.