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Making Sense of Grammar
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居然‘jūrán’ (unexpectedly, to one's surprise): It implies disapproval

1. 他居然把交税的事忘了!

Tā jūrán bǎ jiāo shuì de shì wangle!

(He unexpectedly forgot to pay his taxes!)

[1] Loar, J. K. (2011). Chinese syntactic grammar: functional and conceptual principles. New York: Peter Lang.
answered Jun 10 by Ariel (34,480 points)

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