后来 hòulái & 然后 ránhòu : HSK 4
后来 hòulái & 然后 ránhòu
Let’s do some exercises
Please fill in the blanks with “后 来” or “然 后”
1.At first I thought he was Chinese, but then I knew he was Korean.
2.Today I will play basketball first and then go to the supermarket.
3.I originally wanted to go yesterday, but something happened and didn’t go.
4.He looked at it and then left.
Answer: 1.后来 2.然后 3.后来 4.然后
后来hòulái : afterwards, later
1.It’s a time word.
2.Often referred to something after a certain time in the past, generally followed with the result of a thing, or the development of a thing.
3.What comes after “后来” must be the past, something has been done.
4.Emphasize the order of time.
5.Often used like this: 本来…后来…(Originally… Later)
一开始…后来…(At first… Later…)
Examples: 我一开始以为他是中国人， 后 来 才知道他是韩国人。
我本来打算昨天去，可是 后 来 有事,没去。
1.It’s a conjunction.
2.Indicates “after an action or situation, another action occurs”.
3.Emphasize the sequence of actions and situations.
4.Often used like this: “先…然后…”(First…then…), “然后再…”(then).
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