English translation of '即'
- (书, = 就是)
mean (pt, pp meant)
⇒ 对她来说,结婚即生儿育女。(Duì tā lái shuō, jiéhūn jí shēng ér yù nǚ.)
From her point of view, marriage means having children.
- (= 靠近)
⇒ 这个目标可望而不可即。(Zhège mùbiāo kě wàng ér bù kě jí.)
This goal is unattainable.
- (= 到)
ascend the throne
- (= 就着)
⇒ 即兴演唱(jíxìng yǎnchàng)
this very day
⇒ 我打个电话即到。(Wǒ dǎ gè diànhuà jídào.)
I'm just a phone call away.
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'即' in Other Languages
British English: namely ADVERB
You use namely to introduce detailed information about the subject you are discussing, or a particular aspect of it.
A district should serve its clientele, namely students, staff, and parents.
Translation of 即 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary