IMMEDIATELY  立刻立/即

AFTER an INTENSELY SHORT PERIOD, LACKING DELAY.
STRAIGHTAWAYAT ONCERIGHT AWAYINSTANTLYNOWDIRECTLYPROMPTLYFORTHWITHTHIS/THAT (VERY) MINUTETHIS/THAT INSTANTTHERE AND THENTHEN AND THEREON THE SPOTHERE AND NOWWITHOUT DELAYWITHOUT FURTHER ADOPOSTHASTEQUICKLYAS FAST AS POSSIBLESPEEDILYAS SOON AS POSSIBLEINFORMAL ASAPPRONTODOUBLE-QUICKON THE DOUBLEPDQIN/LIKE A FLASHLIKE A SHOTTOUT DE SUITEHUMOROUS TOOT SWEET
See also

QUICKNOW

Kind Of

FUTURE

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The most current and general word referring to something being about to happen in the immediate future is qiě 且.

2. Jí 即 is a rather colourless word referring to action being performed without delay after another action.

3. Jù 遽 (ant. huǎn 緩 "in due course, after a while") is a rather dramatic word refer to an action being performed without the slightest delay, post-haste.

4. Zhé 輒 adds to the notion of immediate and undelayed action that of the regularity of this immediate action.

Modern Chinese Criteria

立刻

即刻

立時

即時

立地

馬上

立即

隨即

當即

迅即

當下

登時

頓時

頓然

及時

眼看

當時

應時

應聲

旋踵

旋即

連忙

急忙

便

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

BUCK 1988 A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages 14.19

GRACE ZHANG 2010 Using Chinese Synonyms 268

PILLON 1850 Handbook of Greek Synonymes, from the French of M. Alex. Pillon, Librarian of the Bibliothèque Royale , at Paris, and one of the editors of the new edition of Plaché's Dictionnaire Grec-Français, edited, with notes, by the Rev. Thomas Kerchever Arnold, M.A. Rector of Lyndon, and late fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge no.109

HONG CHENGYU 2009 古漢語常用詞同義詞詞典 547

HONG CHENGYU 2009 古漢語常用詞同義詞詞典 550

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vadV : 55
  • NPadV : 20
  • padV : 10
  • nab : 9
  • VPpostadV : 7
  • VPi : 5
  • VPadV : 5
  • NPab.adV : 4
  • VPpostadS : 2
  • NPadS : 2
  • VPi : 1
  • vi-V{SUFF} : 1
  • NPadS1.postS2 : 1
  • PPadV : 1
  • nadV : 1
  • vadN : 1
  • padV.post-N : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 21
  • 六祖壇經 : 21
  • 春秋左傳 : 16
  • 賢愚經 : 16
  • 百喻經 : 15
  • 祖堂集 : 14
  • 說苑 : 5
  • 臨濟錄 : 4
  • 史記 : 3
  • 戰國策 : 3
  • 呂氏春秋 : 2
  • 朱子語類 : 2
  • 法集要頌經 : 2
  • 荀子 : 1
  • 莊子 : 1

Words

   dùn OC: tuuns MC: tuo̝n 16 Attributions

HYDCD: 27: 頓時立刻。

  • nabconceptsuddenness; instantaneousness
  • vadNimmediate; sudden; instantaneous
  • vadVLu Ji, Wenfu: instantly, at one go
   xún OC: ljum MC: zim 12 Attributions
  • vadVimmediately
   sù OC: sooɡ MC: suk 11 Attributions
  • vadVbefore long, quickly (sometimes also: prematurely)
無日   wú rì OC: ma mljiɡ MC: mi̯o ȵit 11 Attributions
  • VPioccur without delay; be immediate
  • VPpostadVbefore the day is out> before long, before you know it; in no time
  • VPpostadVderivedin no time
   qiě OC:  MC: tshɣɛ 10 Attributions

The most current and general word referring to something being about to happen in the immediate future is qiě 且

  • padV城且拔矣be about to in the immediate future; will without delay; will start
一時   yī shí OC: qliɡ ɡljɯ MC: ʔit dʑɨ 9 Attributions
  • NPadVpresentat the time defined by a contextually determinate other event (expressed in S) > at once, immediately
   jí OC: tsɯɡ MC: tsɨk 8 Attributions

Jí 即 is a rather colourless word referring to action being performed without delay after another action.

  • vadVwithout delay
   lì OC: ɡ-rub MC: lip 6 Attributions
  • vadVstante pede > without delay, in no time; immediately; on the spot
   jù OC: ɡlas MC: gi̯ɤ 5 Attributions

Jù 遽 (ant. huǎn 緩 "in due course, after a while") is a rather dramatic word refer to an action being performed without the slightest delay, post-haste.

  • vadVat once, immediately; all at once; abruptly
一舉   yī jǔ OC: qliɡ klaʔ MC: ʔit ki̯ɤ 5 Attributions
  • NPadSat one stroke
  • NPadVthrough one action; at one stroke
言下   yán xià OC: ŋan ɢraaʔ MC: ŋi̯ɐn ɦɣɛ 5 Attributions
  • NPadVimmediately
剎那   chà nà OC: tshraad naals MC: ʈʂhɣat nɑ 4 Attributions
  • NPab.adVin an instance for as much as an instance
   zhé OC: nteb MC: ʈiɛp 3 Attributions

Zhé 輒 adds to the notion of immediate and undelayed action that of the regularity of this immediate action.

  • vadVimmediately, at once, without delay
尋時   xún shí OC: ljum ɡljɯ MC: zim dʑɨ 3 Attributions
  • NPadVimmediately
直下   zhí xià OC: dɯɡ ɢraaʔ MC: ɖɨk ɦɣɛ 3 Attributions
  • VPadVstraight under > in an instance, immediately, at once; straight away (also in BIANWEN)
   hū OC: hmɯɯd MC: huot 2 Attributions
  • vadVabruptly without delay; immediately
於前   yú qián OC: qa dzeen MC: ʔi̯ɤ dzen 2 Attributions
  • VPpostadSimmediately
便   biàn OC: bens MC: biɛn 1 Attribution
  • padV.post-Nimmediately; at once; right now
   jìng OC: keeŋs MC: keŋ 1 Attribution
  • nadVtimeimmediately; directly; without further ado
   xuán OC: sɢlon MC: ziɛn 1 Attribution
  • vadVSJ: before you could turn round, very quickly, immediately
   xuán OC: sɢʷen MC: ziɛn 1 Attribution
  • vadVimmediately, without delay
不暇   bù xiá OC: pɯʔ ɡraas MC: pi̯ut ɦɣɛ 1 Attribution
  • VPiZUO: be imminent
即時   jí shí OC: tsɯɡ ɡljɯ MC: tsɨk dʑɨ 1 Attribution
  • NPadS1.postS2then immediately
即立   jí lì OC: tsɯɡ ɡ-rub MC: tsɨk lip 1 Attribution
  • VPadVimmediately (no DCD)
合下   hé xià OC: ɡloob ɢraaʔ MC: ɦəp ɦɣɛ 1 Attribution
  • PPadVimmediately; all at once; to start with
登時   dēng shí OC: tɯɯŋ ɡljɯ MC: təŋ dʑɨ 1 Attribution
  • VPadVimmediately, at once (poetry: with omitted main verb)
忽焉   hū yān MC: xwot 'jen OC: hmɯɯd qran 1 Attribution
  • VPibe instantaneous, occur immediately
   bó MC: bwot OC: bɯɯd 1 Attribution
  • vi-V{SUFF}occur without delay
   huò OC: qhʷaaɡ MC: hɑk 0 Attributions
  • padVat once
一覽   yī lǎn OC: qliɡ ɡ-raamʔ MC: ʔit lɑm 0 Attributions
  • NPadV?? at first glance > immediately, at once
即然   jí rán OC: tsɯɡ njen MC: tsɨk ȵiɛn 0 Attributions
  • VPadVimmediately
宿昔   sù xī OC: suɡ sqaɡ MC: suk siɛk 0 Attributions
  • NPadSafter a short while, before long
應時   yīng shí OC: qɯŋ ɡljɯ MC: ʔɨŋ dʑɨ 0 Attributions
  • VPadVimmediately, without delay
登即   dēng jí OC: tɯɯŋ tsɯɡ MC: təŋ tsɨk 0 Attributions
  • VPadVimmediately
如彈指   rú tán zhǐ OC: nja daan kjiʔ MC: ȵi̯ɤ dɑn tɕi 0 Attributions
  • VPadVimmediately
發心之頃   fā xīn zhī qǐng OC: pod slɯm kljɯ khʷleŋʔ MC: pi̯ɐt sim tɕɨ khiɛŋ 0 Attributions
  • NPadVBUDDH: in an instant of producing one thought > in an instant; SANSKRIT cittotpādena
   yù OC: k-loɡ MC: ji̯ok 0 Attributions
  • vt+V[0]be immediately about to
   yīng OC: qɯŋ MC: ʔɨŋ 0 Attributions
  • vadVimmediately
    MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
  • VPibe instantaneous, occur immediately
    MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
  • vi-V{SUFF}occur without delay

Existing SW for

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