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正在 zhèng zài: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

正在 (zhèng zài) English Meaning

  • in the process of (doing something or happening)
  • while (doing)

Traditional Characters: 正在

forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 我正在洗碗。
    Wǒ zhèngzài xǐ wǎn.
    I’m washing the dishes.
  • 她正在浇花。
    Tā zhèngzài jiāo huā.
    She is watering the flowers.
  • 船正在卸货。
    Chuán zhèngzài xièhuò.
    The ship is unloading the cargo.
  • 他正在开会。
    Tā zhèngzài kāihuì.
    He is in a meeting.

Stroke Order & Character Components

正 (zhèng): just (right); main; upright; straight; correct; positive; greater than zero; principle; to correct; to rectify

  •  (yī): one
  •  (zhǐ): to stop

现 (zài): (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)

  • 𠂇: hand
  • 丨 (gǔn): line
  • 土 (tǔ): earth

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 正

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 反正(fǎn zhèng):  to put things back in order; to return to the correct path; in any event; come what may; whatever happens (I’m still sure it’s right); anyway
  • 改正(gǎi zhèng):  to correct; to amend; to put right; correction; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 正(zhèng):  upright; centrally located; (of time or figure) exactly; precisely; correct; positive (maths); (of taste) pure

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 在

HSK 1 Word List

  • 现在(xiàn zài): now; at present; at the moment; modern; current; nowadays
  • 在(zài): (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing something; (indicating an action in progress)

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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