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正在 zhèngzài

正在 zhèngzài Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 2 English Translations of the word 正在 zhèngzài .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
zhèngzài | zheng4 zai4
English translation
in the process of (doing something or happening)
while (doing)

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Traditional form

正在 zhèngzài

Part of speech

Time word / 时间词 Shíjiān cí
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Etymology of 正在 zhèngzài

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zhēng

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Pictograph of a foot ( zhǐ ) heading toward a city. Based on the original meaning "go on a military campaign", now written as zhēng . The meaning later shifted to "power", "rule" ( zhèng ), and "correct" ( zhēng ).

Positional decomposition

一止

Number of Strokes

5
zài

Type

pictophonetic

Explanation

Origin unclear.

Phonetic compound

cái

Semantic compound

Positional decomposition

才土

Number of Strokes

6

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安东尼 Ān dōng ní 尚未 shàng wèi gān 计时 jì shí 贩毒 fàn dú de 买卖 mǎi mài , dàn shuì 正在 zhèngzài 考虑 kǎolǜ 这样 zhè yàng zuò .

Anthony isn't clocking yet, but says he's considering it.

yǒu zhǐ 老虎 lǎohǔ páo chū , zhēng zài 城里东逃西 cuàn .

An escaped tiger is roaming free in the town.

他们 tā men shuì ,法西斯 fǎ xī sī jūn 正在 zhèngzài 迅速 xùnsù de 向东 xiàng dōng 推进 tuī jìn .

The fascists were coming eastwards swiftly, they said.

国际 guójì 维和 wéi hé 部队 bù duì 正在 zhèngzài 东帝汶 Dōng dì wèn 试图 shìtú 重新 chóngxīn 恢复 huīfù gāi 地区 dìqū 秩序 zhìxù .

International peacekeepers are trying to restore order in East Timor.

军团 jūn tuán zhēng zài běn 城镇 chéng zhèn 附近 fùjìn 集结 jí jié .

The corps are [ is ] assembling near this town.

正在 zhèngzài Decomposition

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正在 zhèngzài Compounds

See all 120 Chinese words that contain the characters that make up the word 正在 zhèngzài in their composition.

  • zhēng
    • shì
      • , , shī , , , , , , wěi , shí , shí , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , wěi ,
    • dìng
      • zhàn , diàn , dìng , diàn , , dìng , dìng , dìng , dìng , dìng , , , , , zhàn , , , ,
    • Chǔ
      • chù , chù , Chǔ , , , chǔ ,
    • zhèng
    • zhēng
    • Yán
    • xuán
      • xuán , xuán , xuán , xuàn , xuàn , , ,
    • xiè
    • yān
      • niān , yàn , yān , yān , yān , , ,
    • gāng
      • gāng
    • zhèng , zhěng , zhèng , wāi , zhēng , , , , zhēng , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
  • zài
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