then 英 [ðen] 美 [ðɛn]
- Then is a word that puts things in order by time, or refers to a moment in time: you get up; then you have breakfast. You're married now; back then, you were single.
- adv. 然后；那么；于是；当时；此外
1. I'll see you then.
2. then you must be my cousin.
3. First cook the onions, then add the mushrooms.
4. ‘I really have to go.’ ‘OK. Bye, then.’
5. Just then (= at that moment)there was a knock at the door.
- then (adv.) adverb of time, Old English þanne, þænne, þonne, from Proto-Germanic *thana- (source also of Old Frisian thenne, Old Saxon thanna, Dutch dan, Old High German danne, German dann), from PIE demonstrative pronoun root *to- (see the).