- 即 [jí]
- （靠近; 接触）approach; reach; be near:
within sight but beyond reach 可望而不可即- （到; 开始从事） assume; undertake:
ascend the throne 即位- （就着） prompted by the occasion:
impromptu 即兴- （表示判断: 就是） be; mean; namely:
The Spring Festival is the lunar New Year. 春节即农历新年。
It must be either this or that. 非此即彼。
- （当下; 目前） the same (day, etc.); immediate; at present; in the immediate future:
this very day; 即日
right now; at this very moment; 即今
- （就; 便） promptly; at once:
get up as soon as it dawns; 黎明即起
correct one's mistake as soon as it is pointed out; 闻过即改
- （即使） even; even if
- （姓氏） a surname:
Ji Fei 即费
Suddenly he had a presage about the near danger.
At the mention of his name, he instantly stood up.
If war breaks out, we shall be called up right away.
He is ill; you should call in the doctor right away.
Lydia briefly stated the business in hand, namely to choose a secretary and treasurer for the committee.