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整理 zhěng lǐ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

整理 (zhěng lǐ) English Meaning

  • to arrange
  • to tidy up
  • to sort out
  • to straighten out
  • to list systematically
  • to collate (data, files)
  • to pack (luggage)

Traditional Characters:  整理

整 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

理 forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 她花了整整一个下午整理邮票。
    Tā huāle zhěngzhěng yīgè xiàwǔ zhěnglǐ yóupiào.
    She spent a whole afternoon sorting out her stamps.
  • 我们将要整理房间,这样妈妈就会满意了。
    Wǒmen jiāngyào zhěnglǐ fángjiān, zhèyàng māmā jiù huì mǎnyìle.
    We will tidy up our room so that Mom is satisfied.
  • 把课堂上记的笔记草稿整理成文作为家庭作业。
    Bǎ kètáng shàng jì de bǐjì cǎogǎo zhěnglǐ chéngwén zuòwéi jiātíng zuòyè.
    For homework you can write up the rough notes you made in class.
  • 我一直要基思整理自己的房间,但看来我这样做是徒劳的。
    Wǒ yīzhí yào jī sī zhěnglǐ zìjǐ de fángjiān, dàn kàn lái wǒ zhèyàng zuò shì túláo de.
    I keep trying to get Keith to tidy his room but I’m fighting a losing battle.
  • 还是老生常谈的事:谁都想让房子整洁,可谁也不愿意亲自整理。
    Háishì lǎoshēngchángtán de shì: Shéi dōu xiǎng ràng fángzi zhěngjié, kě shéi yě bù yuànyì qīnzì zhěnglǐ.
    It’s the same old story: everybody wants the house tidy, but nobody wants to tidy it himself.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

整 (zhěng): exactly; in good order; whole; complete; entire; in order; orderly; to repair; to mend; to renovate; (coll.) to fix somebody; to give somebody a hard time; to mess with somebody

  •  (chì): imperial orders
  •  (zhèng): just (right); main; upright; straight; correct; positive; greater than zero; principle; to correct; to rectify

理 (lǐ): texture; grain (of wood); inner essence; intrinsic order; reason; logic; truth; science; natural science (esp. physics); to manage; to pay attention to; to run (affairs); to handle; to put in order; to tidy up

  • 王(yù): jade
  • 里(lǐ): neighborhood

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 整

HSK 4 Word List

  • 整理 (zhěng lǐ): to arrange; to tidy up; to sort out; to straighten out; to list systematically; to collate (data, files); to pack (luggage)

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 理

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 管理(guǎn lǐ): to supervise; to manage; to administer; management; administration; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 理发(lǐfà): a barber; hairdressing
  • 理解(lǐjiě): to comprehend; to understand; comprehension; understanding
  • 理想(lǐxiǎng): a dream; an ideal; perfection; ideal; perfect; desirable; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 修理(xiū lǐ): to repair; to perform maintenance; to overhaul; to fix; to prune; to trim
  • 整理(zhěng lǐ): to arrange; to tidy up; to sort out; to straighten out; to list systematically; to collate (data, files); to pack (luggage)

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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