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just (right); main; upright; straight; correct; principle; Chinese 1st month of year
 
(located) at; in; exist; (before verbs) immediately involved in; right in the middle of doing
simp. and trad.
(正在)

PronunciationEdit


AdverbEdit

正在

  1. in the process of; currently
    正在吃飯 / 正在吃饭  ―  zhèngzài chīfàn  ―  I'm eating.
    孩子正在小學讀書 [MSC, trad.]
    孩子正在小学读书 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ de háizi zhèngzài xiǎoxué dúshū. [Pinyin]
    My child is currently in primary school.

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 正在 (“in the process of; currently”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 正在
Mandarin Beijing 正在
Taiwan 正在
Cantonese Guangzhou 喺度喺處 >
Hong Kong 喺度喺處 >
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 在該當在
Liudui (S. Sixian) 在該
Hsinchu (Hailu) 在該
Dongshi (Dabu) 在該
Zhuolan (Raoping) 在該
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 正在在遐
Min Nan Xiamen 佇咧當咧
Quanzhou 佇咧當咧
Zhangzhou 當咧
Taipei 佇咧當咧
Philippines (Manila) 佇咧
Shantou
Note > - after verb