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Making Sense of Grammar
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paired conjunctives: . . .之后zhī hòu . . . 才cái

他这么说了之后,我才恍然大悟。

Tā zhè me shuō le zhī hòu,wǒ cái huǎng rán dà wù。

It was only when/after he said so that it dawned on me/I realized.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
answered Dec 21, 2020 by Ariel (34,480 points)

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