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I was reading an advertisement that says: '阿里云免费体验! 注册即获得高达300美元体验套餐! 立即开通阿里云全球服务!'

Would 即获得 mean 'immediately obtain?' 即 can mean so many different things, it's a bit confusing.

Many thanks, Rachel

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    see dictionaries: then, as soon as, "with registration you obtain ..." – user6065 May 22 '16 at 22:54
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Dictionary gives 6 meanings:

  1. 就是:知识~力量。
  2. 当时或当地:~日。~刻。~席。~景。在~。~兴(xìng )。
  3. 就,便:黎明~起。
  4. 假如,倘若:~使。~便(biàn )。~或。~令。
  5. 靠近:不~不离。
  6. 到,开始从事:~位。

With translations and comments, comments in italics:

  1. is:
    • 知识即力量 = Knowledge is power.
    • This usage of 即 is more formal and less often heard colloquially.
  2. this (time or place):
    • 即日 = today;
    • 即刻 = right now;
    • 即席 = with improvisation (lit. [in] this seat);
    • 即景 = the immediate (poetic) environment;
    • 在即 = soon;
    • 即兴 = with improvisation (lit. [by] that [time's] mood)
  3. then:
    • 黎明即起 = [as soon as] dawn [comes], then [you should] get up
    • the example cited is actually Classical Chinese, so you would not hear this colloquially
  4. if:
    • 即使 = even if
    • 即便 = even if
    • 即或 = even if
    • 即令 = even if
    • I don't even know the last two.
  5. come near:
    • 不即不离 = keep at a respectful distance (lit. neither approach nor leave)
    • The example cited is a Buddhist term, and I have never heard of it.
  6. to start working at some position:
    • 即位 = to start working at some position
    • 即位 is idiomatic, I would say.

Finally, a list of the words that you would hear colloquially:

  • 即日 = today;
  • 即刻 = right now;
  • 即席 = with improvisation (lit. [in] this seat);
  • 即景 = the immediate (poetic) environment;
  • 在即 = soon;
  • 即兴 = with improvisation (lit. [by] that [time's] mood)
  • 即使 = even if
  • 即便 = even if
  • 即位 = to start working at some position

(From meanings 2,4,6)

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You are right, 即获得 is "immediately obtain", The definition of 即 is by context, it is "immediately" or "right now" here.

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即 here means immediately. If you register AliCloud you will then obtain the service set.

As I can think of, 即 can be used in several ways:

  • that is ..., is just ..., similar to 就是, e.g. 知识即力量
  • to start working at some position, e.g. 即位
  • immediately, as in your sentence
  • to make assumptions, similar to even if..., e.g. 即使

There could be more than what are listed above. Hope it helps.

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