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Meaning of 正

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A foot stopping in the right place
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
    • [ zhǐ ] to stop, to halt; to detain; to desist
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  • Pinyin: zhèng

    English Definition: straight; upright; proper; main; principal; to correct; to rectify; exactly; just (at that time); right (in that place); (math.) positive
    Chinese Definition:
    ①不偏斜,与“歪”相对:正午。正中(zhòng)。正襟危坐。
    ②合于法则的:正当(dàng)。正派。正楷。正规。正大光明。正言厉色。拨乱反正。
    ③合于道理的:正道。正确。正义。正气。
    ④恰好:正好。正中(zhòng)下怀。
    ⑤表示动作在进行中:他正在开会。
    ⑥两者相对,好的、强的或主要的一方,与“反”相对,与“副”相对:正面。正本。
    ⑦纯,不杂:正色。正宗。正统。纯正。
    ⑧改去偏差或错误:正骨。正误。正音。正本清源。
    ⑨图形的各个边的长度和各个角的大小都相等的:正方形。
    ⑩指失去电子的,与“负”相对:正电。
    ⑾大于零的,与“负”相对:正数。
    ⑿姓氏。

    Example Words:
    正在 [ zhèng zài ]: just at (that time); right in (that place); right in the middle of (doing sth)
    正确 [ zhèng què ]: correct; proper
    正常 [ zhèng cháng ]: regular; normal; ordinary
    真正 [ zhēn zhèng ]: genuine; real; true; genuinely
    正式 [ zhèng shì ]: formal; official
  • Pinyin: zhēng

    English Definition: first month of the lunar year
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(正月)农历一年的第一个月。简称“正”,如“新正”。
    Example Words:
    正月 [ zhēng yuè ]: first month of the lunar year
    正仓院 [ zhēng cāng yuàn ]: Shōsō-in, treasure house belonging to Tōdai-ji 東大寺 , Nara 奈良 , Japan, an extensive repository of imperial treasures from Tang times; described as the east-most end of the Silk road
    正月初一 [ zhēng yuè chū ]: New Year's Day in the lunar calendar
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