• - (完毕) finish; complete:

    finish writing; 竟书

    work completed; 事竟

    - (彻底追究) investigate:

    investigate thoroughly the origin and development of an event; get to the bottom of sth. 穷原竟委

  • - (从头到尾; 全) whole; throughout:

    the whole night; throughout the night 竟夜

  • - (终于) in the end; eventually:

    Where there's a will there's a way. 有志者事竟成。

    - (表示出乎意料) unexpectedly; actually:

    I'm surprised that you didn't know of such an important event. 这么大的事你竟会不知道?

    Who would have expected that he could climb up that steep cliff? 这么陡的峭壁, 谁知他竟爬上去了。

    - (居然) go so far as to; go to the length of; have the impudence [effrontery] to:

    go so far as to tell a bare-faced lie 竟当面撒谎

  • - (姓氏) a surname:

    Jing Zhong 竟仲



  1. 真奇怪,她竟然会如此粗暴无礼。
    It's strange for her to be so rude.
  2. 他不仅请我进屋,而且竟然还请喝了一杯。
    He not only invited me into his house but he actually offered me a drink.
  3. 她今天在街上竟能屈尊跟我打招呼。
    She actually condescended to say hello to me in the street today.
  4. 他竟然指望我给他付票钱。
    He actually expected me to pay for his ticket.


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