Vocabulary question

December 14, 2013, 09:43 PM posted in General Discussion

Hi, can someone please explain the vocabulary item "", in its definition of "now, at present"? Is this a very commonly used word in speech, or is it more ? Thanks!

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December 16, 2013, 03:53 AM

“眼下” can mean "at the moment" or "at present". This word comes from ancient. Now we also use this word. It can be used in both speech or written language. 

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December 16, 2013, 11:59 AM

Is 眼下 similar in meaning and usage to 目前?

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yes 眼下 is similar in meaning and usage to 目前, But 目前 is more formal than 眼下 . for instance , in a report , we use 目前 more often .