adv.often; frequently; generally
He is hard-working in his work, so he receives praises quite often.
She often works far into the night.
The two of them frequently write to each other, exchanging views on academic questions.
He often took intensive training class.
They frequented the pub for a few cups after work.
She speaks French frequently.
She constantly invoked death for her relief and deliverance.
He often drinks himself into oblivion.
God is often conceived of as male.
- Note1."常常" is different from "通常" and "经常". "常常" often means that the action occurs many times in a short period of time; when emphasizing the regularity or generality of the action, you should use "通常" or "经常". 2."常常" is different from "往往". 1) "往往" can refer to things that happen in the future; "常常" is generally not used in the future. 2) All the meanings of the word "往往" are different from the ones of "往"; the meaning of the word "常常" is close to the meaning which indicates "often" of "常".