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* <em>无论</em> 怎么样,他 <em>都</em> 会 放弃,别 高估 他。<span class="trans">No matter what it's like, he will give up. Don't overestimate him.</span>
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* <em>无论</em> 怎么样,他 <em>都</em> 会 放弃,别 高估 他。<span class="pinyin"><em>Wúlùn</em> zěnme yàng, tā <em>dōu</em> huì fàngqì, bié gāo gū tā.</span><span class="trans">No matter what it's like, he will give up. Don't overestimate him.</span>
* <em>无论</em> 多么 成功,他 <em>总</em> 觉得 自己 不够 好。<span class="trans">No matter how successful he is, he always thinks he isn't enough.</span>
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* <em>无论</em> 多么 成功,他 <em>总</em> 觉得 自己 不够 好。<span class="pinyin"><em>Wúlùn</em> duōme chénggōng, tā <em>zǒng</em> juédé zìjǐ bù gòu hǎo.</span><span class="trans">No matter how successful he is, he always thinks he isn't enough.</span>
* <em>无论</em> 你 到 哪儿 我 <em>都</em> 会 跟着 你。<span class="trans">Wherever you go, I will follow you.</span>
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* <em>无论</em> 你 到 哪儿 我 <em>都</em> 会 跟着 你。<span class="pinyin"><em>Wúlùn</em> nǐ dào nǎ'er wǒ <em>dōu</em> huì gēn zhe nǐ</span><span class="trans">Wherever you go, I will follow you.</span>
* <em>无论</em> 你 说 还是 不 说,结果 <em>都</em> 一样。<span class="trans">Whatever you say, the result will be the same.</span>
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* <em>无论</em> 你 说 还是 不 说,结果 <em>都</em> 一样。<span class="pinyin"><em>Wúlùn</em> nǐ shuō háishì bù shuō, jiéguǒ <em>dōu</em> yīyàng.</span><span class="trans">Whatever you say, the result will be the same.</span>
 
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Latest revision as of 18:55, 28 June 2020

无论 (wúlùn) means "no matter," and is generally used in the first part of the sentence. As with many other constructions, 都 and 也 can be used in the second part of the sentence to emphasize the action or decision will not change. It is more formal than 不管.

Structure

无论 + Circumstances + 都 / 也 + Inevitable Result

Note that 不论 (bùlùn) is equivalent to 无论 for this pattern.

Because 无论 means "no matter," the clause that follows 无论 is going to include phrases such as "how hard you try" or "wherever you go," and thus will normally include interrogative pronouns such as 怎么, 多(么), 什么, 谁, etc.

Examples

  • 无论 怎么样,他 会 放弃,别 高估 他。Wúlùn zěnme yàng, tā dōu huì fàngqì, bié gāo gū tā.No matter what it's like, he will give up. Don't overestimate him.
  • 无论 多么 成功,他 觉得 自己 不够 好。Wúlùn duōme chénggōng, tā zǒng juédé zìjǐ bù gòu hǎo.No matter how successful he is, he always thinks he isn't enough.
  • 无论 你 到 哪儿 我 会 跟着 你。Wúlùn nǐ dào nǎ'er wǒ dōu huì gēn zhe nǐWherever you go, I will follow you.
  • 无论 你 说 还是 不 说,结果 一样。Wúlùn nǐ shuō háishì bù shuō, jiéguǒ dōu yīyàng.Whatever you say, the result will be the same.

As we can see from the example sentences, 无论 is often used with 是 X 还是 Y, "Verb 不 Verb" and interrogative pronouns like 多少 and 什么.

无论如何 is a useful set phrase, meaning "no matter what."

See also

Sources and further reading

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