The Chinese word 突然 means “suddenly” or “unexpectedly”. It is commonly used to describe a sudden change or event that occurs without warning or preparation. For example, you might say “他突然生病了。” which means “He suddenly got sick”. This word is often used in conversation and writing to express surprise or shock at a sudden turn of events.
Adjective: sudden, abrupt
Adverb: suddenly, unexpectedly
|突然下起了大雨||túrán xià qǐle dàyǔ||It suddenly started to rain heavily|
|他突然决定辞职||tā túrán juédìng cízhí||He suddenly decided to quit his job|
|突然听到一声巨响||túrán tīngdào yī shēng jùxiǎng||Suddenly heard a loud noise|
|我突然想起来还有一个会议||wǒ túrán xiǎng qǐlái hái yǒu yīgè huìyì||I suddenly remembered there was another meeting|
|突然出现了一个陌生人||túrán chūxiànle yīgè mòshēng rén||A stranger suddenly appeared|
|突然停电了，我们只好用蜡烛||túrán tíngdiànle, wǒmen zhǐhǎo yòng làzhú||The power suddenly went out, so we had to use candles|
|他突然变得很生气||tā túrán biàn dé hěn shēngqì||He suddenly became very angry|
|突然发现自己迷路了||túrán fāxiàn zìjǐ mílùle||Suddenly realized that I was lost|
突然 is part of HSK Level 3 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.