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正好 zhèng hǎo: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

正好 (zhèng hǎo) English Meaning

  • just (in time)
  • just right
  • just enough
  • to happen to
  • to chance to
  • by chance
  • it just so happens that

Traditional Characters:  正好

正 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

好 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 现在正好,不重也不轻。
    Xiànzài zhènghǎo, bù chóng yě bù qīng.
    It’s good now; neither too heavy nor too light.
  • 我们正好赶上最后一趟火车。
    Wǒmen zhènghǎo gǎn shàng zuìhòu yī tàng huǒchē.
    We just managed to catch the last train.
  • 她用的时间正好不到四分钟。
    Tā yòng de shíjiān zhènghǎo bù dào sì fēnzhōng.
    Her time was just under four minutes.
  • 这张卡片正好能装进那个信封里。
    Zhè zhāng kǎpiàn zhènghǎo néng zhuāng jìn nàgè xìnfēng lǐ.
    This card just fits nicely into that envelope.
  • 不巧得很,他来访时我正好外出。
    Bù qiǎo dé hěn, tā láifǎng shí wǒ zhènghǎo wàichū.
    As luck would have it, I was out when he called.
  • 收了这些钱,他正好给了我可乘之机。
    Shōule zhèxiē qián, tā zhènghǎo gěile wǒ kě chéng zhī jī.
    By accepting the money he has played right into my hands.
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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

好 (hǎo): good; well; proper; good to; easy to; very; so; (suffix indicating completion or readiness); (of an unmarried couple) to be close; to be keen on each other

  • 女 (nǚ): woman
  • 子 (zi): child

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 好

HSK 1 Word List

  • 好 (hǎo): good; well; proper; good to; easy to; very; so; (suffix indicating completion or readiness)

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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