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幸亏‘xīngkuī’ (fortunately; luckily): The adverb expresses the meaning that the situation described by the sentence is judged to be fortunate or lucky:

1. 幸亏那场大雨,把山火浇灭了。

Xìngkuī nà chǎng dàyǔ, bǎ shānhuǒ jiāomiè le.

(Fortunately, it rained heavily, thus the wild fire was put out.)

[1] Loar, J. K. (2011). Chinese syntactic grammar: functional and conceptual principles. New York: Peter Lang.

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