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
    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
    More: 正* | *正 | *正*
  • Pinyin: zhēng

    English Definition: first month of the lunar year
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