CC-CEDICT: 伴随 (bànsuí) to accompany / to follow / to occur together with / concomitant
I saw on Tateoba the sentence
Lightning is usually followed by thunder.
The English sentence would be incorrect if we swapped "lightning" and "thunder". So I thought I'd ask ChatGPT:
Would the sentence 闪电常常伴随着雷鸣 work the other way around 雷鸣常常伴随着闪电?
Yes, the sentence "雷鸣常常伴随着闪电" works perfectly. It conveys the same meaning as the original sentence "闪电常常伴随着雷鸣," indicating that thunder often accompanies lightning. The order of the components in this case can be interchanged without changing the overall meaning.
Question: If A伴随着B, then is it true that B伴随着A?
It seems like if A and B are on the same level and occur simultaneously, these A伴随着B and B伴随着A are the same thing, but maybe they're different in something like: