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    jiāng     will / shall (future tense)

Traditional: 將
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Grammar: Adverb
Notes: 将 has a similar use in Modern and Liteary Chinese in this sense (ABC 'jiāng' 将 adv 2; Kroll '將' jiāng 4; NCCED 2 '将' jiāng 1; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 120; Unihan '將'). For example, 將以釁鐘。'We are going to consecrate a bell with its blood.' (Mengzi: 1.7/4/4, translation by Legge)
Parent concept: 虚词 (Function Words)
Topic: Modern Chinese

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