正 (zhèng): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | May 11, 2018

正 (Chinese PinYin: [zhèng]; traditional Chinese: 正) may mean: (1) adj. straight, e.g. 正前方 (straight ahead); (2) adj. main, e.g. 正门 (main entrance); (3) adj. regular, e.g. 正式 (formal); (4) adj. upright, e.g. 刚正不阿 (upright and never stooping to flattery); (5) adj. right, e.g. 颜色不正 (not the right colour); (6) adj. amazing, e.g. 女孩很正 (the girl is hot); (7) adj. principal, e.g. 正主任 (director); (8) adj. obverse, e.g. 皮料的正面 (right side of the leather); (9) adj. positive, e.g. 正电 (positive electricity); (10) verb. straighten out, e.g. 摆正 (put straight); (11) adv. in progress, e.g. 正在看电影 (watching a movie); (12) adv. just, e.g. 公车正好到站 (the bus just arrives at the station). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions (see below).

The word should not be confused with the rarely used 正 (zhēnɡ) which means “first month of the lunar year” as it is a polyphonic character, e.g. 正月十五 (the 15th day of the first month of the lunar year).

1. How to pronounce 正?

Chinese Pinyin: [zhèng]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 正

Synonyms: N/A

Antonyms: 反,

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 正.

Fixed expression: 正常 (normal), 正好 (just right), 公正 (fair), 正气 (righteousness), 反正 (anyway), 正在 (in the process of), 正午 (midday), 正版 (genuine), 正本 (original of a contract/document), 正步 (parade step), 正餐 (regular meal; dinner), 正点 (be on time), 公正无私 (impartial), 公正廉明 (impartiality and integrity), 正面 (front side),

Collocation: 成正比 (in proportion to), 正常负载 (normal load), 恢复正常 (back to normal), 正版软件 (genuine software), 收据正本 (original receipt),

Idioms: 改邪归正 (turn over a new leaf), 风华正茂 (be in one’s prime), 光明正大 (just and honest), 拨乱反正 (bring order out of chaos), 一本正经 (be dead serious), 刚正不阿 (upright and never stooping to flattery), 正本清源 (carry out a radical reform),

Terminologies: 正负电子对撞机 (electron-positron collider),

4. How to use 正 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 正.

4.1 许多可能的方案正在讨论。

Translation: Many possible solutions are under discussion.

4.2 我们的列车运行安全而且正点。

Translation: Our train is running on schedule without mishap.

4.3 微软去年实行降价,鼓励消费者使用正版软件。

Translation: Microsoft cut prices last year to encourage consumers to use its genuine software.

4.4 有了政府的适当干预, 我们的市场很快就恢复了正常。

Translation: With proper government intervention, our market soon returned to normal.

4.5 由于手机正面是全玻璃的,没有留下按键的空间,因此苹果正在抛弃Touch ID,转而采用由新型相机阵列和经过特殊修改的A11芯片驱动的人脸识别系统。

Translation: Because phone’s all-glass front leaves no room for a home button, Apple is ditching Touch ID in favor of a facial recognition system powered by a new camera array and a specially modified A11 chip.

4.6 美国页岩气革命正在帮助使油价降低,降低天然气价格,提振经济。

Translation: The US shale gas revolution is helping to lower oil prices, lower natural gas prices, and boost the economy.

4.7 地方政府正在采取紧急措施来恢复正常交通。

Translation: The local government was taking emergency measures to restore traffic.

4.8 中国厕所革命正在进行,中国周日宣布计划在2018年至2020年之间建造和升级6.4万个公厕,旨在推动旅游业发展,并提升该部门对经济增长的贡献。

Translation: The toilet revolution is moving on, China announced on Sunday plans to build and upgrade 64000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the sector’s contribution to economic growth.

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