(zhèng)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. straight
  2. currently
  3. correct
  4. just (right)
  5. pure
  6. precisely

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • zhèng > zheng4

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  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
正在 zhèngzài in the process of (doing something)/currently
正常 zhèngcháng normal/regular/ordinary
正好 zhènghǎo just (in time)/just right/just enough/happen to/by chance
正确 zhèngquè correct/proper
正式 zhèngshì formal/official
真正 zhēnzhèng genuine/real/true
反正 fǎnzhèng anyway
改正 gǎizhèng to correct/amend
端正 duānzhèng upright/regular/proper/correct
更正 gēngzhèng correct/correction
公正 gōngzhèng just/fair
纠正 jiūzhèng to correct/to make right
正当 zhèng dāng timely/just when, (dàng) proper
正负 zhèngfù positive and negative/plus-minus
正规 zhèngguī formal/regular/according to standards
正经 zhèngjing decent/serious/standard/really
正气 zhèngqì healthy environment/healthy atmosphere
正义 zhèngyì justice/righteous
正月 zhēngyuè the first month of the lunar calendar
正宗 zhèngzōng authentic, orthodox/old school
阿甘正传 Ā gān Zhèng zhuàn Forrest Gump
阿Q正传 Ā Q Zhèng zhuàn The True Story of Ah Q, influential 1921 novella by Lu Xun 魯迅|鲁迅[Lǔ Xùn]
八正道 bā zhèng dao the Eight-fold Noble Way (Buddhism)
拨乱反正 bō luàn fǎn zhèng bring order out of chaos/set to rights things which have been thrown into disorder
拨正 bō zhèng to set right/to correct
驳正 bó zhèng to refute and correct
不公正 bù gōng zhèng injustice
不务正业 bù wù zhèng yè not to engage in honest work/to ignore one's proper occupation/not to attend to one's proper duties
不正常 bù zhèng cháng abnormal
不正常状况 bù zhèng cháng zhuàng kuàng abnormal state
不正当 bù zhèng dàng dishonest/unfair/improper
不正当关系 bù zhèng dàng guān xì improper relation/adulterous relation
不正当竞争 bù zhèng dàng jìng zhēng unfair competition/illicit competition
不正确 bù zhèng què incorrect/erroneous
不正之风 bù zhèng zhī fēng unhealthy tendency
诚心正意 chéng xīn zhèng yì see 誠心誠意|诚心诚意[chéng xīn chéng yì]
齿颚矫正学 chǐ è jiǎo zhèng xué orthodontics
齿列矫正 chǐ liè jiǎo zhèng orthodontic treatment/orthodontics
齿列矫正器 chǐ liè jiǎo zhèng qì see 牙齒矯正器|牙齿矫正器[yá chǐ jiǎo zhèng qì]
重正化 chóng zhèng huà to renormalize/renormalization
纯正 chún zhèng pure/unadulterated/(of motives etc) honest
次正装 cì zhèng zhuāng smart casual attire
大正 Dà zhèng Taishō, Japanese era name, corresponding to the reign (1912-1926) of emperor Yoshihito 嘉仁[Jiā rén]
导正 dǎo zhèng (Tw) to guide sb in the right direction/to correct (behavior etc)
订正 dìng zhèng to make a correction
东正教 Dōng zhèng jiào Eastern Orthodox Church
端正 duān zhèng upright/regular/proper/correct
二正丙醚 èr zhèng bǐng mí di-n-propyl ether
反正 fǎn zhèng anyway/in any case/to come over from the enemy's side
反正一样 fǎn zhèng yī yàng whether it's right or wrong doesn't make a lot of difference/six of one and half a dozen of the other/as broad as it is long
方方正正 fāng fāng zhèng zhèng square-shaped
方正 Fāng zhèng Fangzheng county in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Hā ěr bīn], Heilongjiang
方正 fāng zhèng clear and square/neat/square (person)
方正县 Fāng zhèng xiàn Fangzheng county in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Hā ěr bīn], Heilongjiang
非正常 fēi zhèng cháng abnormal/irregular
非正式 fēi zhèng shì unofficial/informal
非正数 fēi zhèng shù a nonpositive number (i.e. negative or zero)
风华正茂 fēng huá zhèng mào in one's prime
斧正 fǔ zhèng (polite) please amend my writing
扶正 fú zhèng to set sth upright or straight/to promote an employee from part-time to full-time (or from deputy to principal)/(old) to raise from concubine to wife status
扶正压邪 fú zhèng yā xié to uphold good and suppress evil (idiom)
改邪归正 gǎi xié guī zhèng to mend one's ways (idiom)/to turn over a new leaf
改正 gǎi zhèng to correct/to amend/to put right/correction/CL:個|个[gè]
刚正 gāng zhèng honest/upright
刚正不阿 gāng zhèng bù ē upright and plainspoken
高村正彦 Gāo cūn Zhèng yàn KOMURA Masahiko (1942-), Japanese politician, foreign minister from 1998, minister of defense from 2007
更正 gēng zhèng to correct/to make a correction
公正 gōng zhèng just/fair/equitable
光明正大 guāng míng zhèng dà (of a person) honorable/not devious/(of a behavior) fair and aboveboard/without tricks/openly/(of a situation) out in the open
规正 guī zhèng to admonish
归正 guī zhèng to return to the right path/to mend one's ways/to reform/Reformed (church etc)
韩正 Hán Zhèng Han Zheng (1954-), mayor of Shanghai (2007-2012), CCP Shanghai Committee Secretary (2012-)
贺正 hè zhēng to exchange compliments on New Year's Day
横正暴敛 héng zhèng bào liǎn to levy exorbitant taxes (idiom)
假正经 jiǎ zhèng jīng demure/prudish/hypocritical
建构正义理论 jiàn gòu zhèng yì lǐ lùn constructivist theory
建立正式外交关系 jiàn lì zhèng shì wài jiāo guān xì formally establish diplomatic relations
谏正 jiàn zhèng see 諍諫|诤谏[zhèng jiàn]
矫枉过正 jiǎo wǎng guò zhèng to overcorrect (idiom)/to overcompensate
校正 jiào zhèng to proofread and correct/to edit and rectify/to correct/to calibrate
矫正 jiǎo zhèng to correct/to rectify (e.g. a physical defect such as hearing or vision)/to cure/rectification/correction/to straighten
脚正不怕鞋歪 jiǎo zhèng bù pà xié wāi lit. a straight foot has no fear of a crooked shoe/an upright man is not afraid of gossip (idiom)
矫正透镜 jiǎo zhèng tòu jìng correcting lens
校正子 jiào zhèng zǐ proofreader and corrector
金正恩 Jīn Zhèng ēn Kim Jong-un (c. 1983-), third son of Kim Jong-il 金正日[Jīn Zhèng rì], supreme leader of North Korea from 2011
金正男 Jīn Zhèng nán Kim Jong-nam (1971-2017), the eldest son of Kim Jong-il 金正日[Jīn Zhèng rì]
金正日 Jīn Zhèng rì Kim Jong-il (1942-2011), Dear Leader of North Korea 1982-2011
金正银 Jīn Zhèng yín former spelling of Kim Jong-un 金正恩[Jīn Zhèng ēn]
金正云 Jīn Zhèng yún erroneous form of Kim Jong-un 金正恩[Jīn Zhèng ēn]
就地正法 jiù dì zhèng fǎ to execute on the spot (idiom)/summary execution/to carry out the law on the spot
就正 jiù zhèng (literary and deferential) to solicit comments (on one's writing)
纠正 jiū zhèng to correct/to make right
居正 jū zhèng (literary) to follow the right path
匡正 kuāng zhèng to correct/to amend/to redress (evils)
立正 lì zhèng to stand straight/attention! (order to troops)
林丰正 Lín Fēng zhèng Lin Fong-cheng (1940-), Taiwanese politician
令正 lìng zhèng your wife (honorific)
名不正言不顺 míng bu zhèng yán bu shùn (of a title, degree etc) illegitimately conferred
明媒正娶 míng méi zhèng qǔ to be officially wed
名正言顺 míng zhèng yán shùn in a way that justifies the use of the term/genuine/proper/in a way that conforms to logic/justifiable/appropriate/perfectly legitimate
偏邪不正 piān xié bù zhèng biased/prejudiced (idiom)
偏正式合成词 piān zhèng shì hé chéng cí modified compound word
朴正熙 Piáo Zhèng xī Park Chung-Hee (1917-1979), South Korean military man and dictator, president 1963-1979, influential in developing Korean industry, murdered by his bodyguard
弃邪归正 qì xié guī zhèng to give up evil and return to virtue
清正 qīng zhèng upright and honorable
清正廉明 qīng zhèng lián míng upright and honest
上颚正门齿 shàng è zhèng mén chǐ maxillary central incisor
上梁不正下梁歪 shàng liáng bù zhèng xià liáng wāi lit. If the upper beam is not straight, the lower beam will be crooked (idiom)/fig. subordinates imitate their superiors' vices
社会正义 shè huì zhèng yì social justice
舍正从邪 shě zhèng cóng xié to be corrupted by evil influences (idiom)
守正不阿 shǒu zhèng bù ē to be strictly just and impartial
寿终正寝 shòu zhōng zhèng qǐn to die of old age/to die in one's bed at a ripe old age/(fig.) (of a structure or machine etc) to come to the end of its life
双曲线正弦 shuāng qū xiàn zhèng xián hyperbolic sine or sinh (math.)
双曲正弦 shuāng qū zhèng xián hyperbolic sine or sinh (math.)
堂堂正正 táng táng zhèng zhèng displaying strength and discipline/impressive/upright and frank/square
歪打正着 wāi dǎ zhèng zháo to succeed by a lucky stroke
五官端正 wǔ guān duān zhèng to have regular features
吴官正 Wú Guān zhèng Wu Guanzheng (1938-), former CCP Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
夏正民 Xià Zhèng mín Justice Michael Hartmann (1944-), Hong Kong High Court judge
邪不敌正 xié bù dí zhèng good will always triumph over evil (idiom)
新正 Xīn zhēng see 正月[Zhēng yuè]
修成正果 xiū chéng zhèng guǒ to achieve Buddhahood through one's efforts and insight/to obtain a positive outcome after sustained efforts/to come to fruition
修正 xiū zhèng to revise/to amend
修正案 xiū zhèng àn amendment/revised draft
修正液 xiū zhèng yè correction fluid
修正主义 xiū zhèng zhǔ yì revisionism
薛居正 Xuē Jū zhèng Xue Juzheng (912-981), Song historian and compiler of History of the Five Dynasties between Tang and Song 舊五代史|旧五代史
训民正音 Xùn mín Zhèng yīn Korean text HunMin JongUm promulgated by Sejong Daewang in 1418 to introduce hangeul
牙齿矫正器 yá chǐ jiǎo zhèng qì orthodontic braces
雅正 yǎ zhèng correct (literary)/upright/(hon.) Please point out my shortcomings./I await your esteemed corrections.
言归正传 yán guī zhèng zhuàn to return to the topic (idiom)/to get back to the main point
验明正身 yàn míng zhèng shēn to identify/to verify sb's identity/identification
严正 yán zhèng sternly/solemn
一本正经 yī běn zhèng jīng in deadly earnest/deadpan
义正辞严 yì zhèng cí yán to speak forcibly out of a sense of righteousness (idiom)
硬正 yìng zhèng staunchly honest
雍正 Yōng zhèng Yongzheng, reign name of Qing emperor (1722-1735)
俞正声 Yú Zhèng shēng Yu Zhengsheng (1945-), PRC politician
张居正 Zhāng Jū zhèng Zhang Juzheng (1525-1582), Grand Secretary during the Ming dynasty, credited with bringing the dynasty to its apogee
真正 zhēn zhèng genuine/real/true/genuinely
正安 Zhèng ān Zheng'an county in Zunyi 遵義|遵义[Zūn yì], Guizhou
正安县 Zhèng ān Xiàn Zheng'an county in Zunyi 遵義|遵义[Zūn yì], Guizhou
正版 zhèng bǎn genuine/legal/see also 盜版|盗版[dào bǎn]
正半轴 zhèng bàn zhóu positive semiaxis (in coordinate geometry)
正本 zhèng běn original (of a document)/reserved copy (of a library book)
正比 zhèng bǐ direct ratio/directly proportional
正比例 zhèng bǐ lì direct proportionality
正步 zhèng bù goose-step (for military parades)
正步走 zhèng bù zǒu to march at parade step/March! (military command)
正餐 zhèng cān (regular) meal/full meal/main course
正仓院 Zhēng cāng yuàn Shōsō-in, treasure house belonging to Tōdai-ji 東大寺, Nara 奈良, Japan, an extensive repository of imperial treasures from Tang times/described as the east-most end of the Silk road
正常 zhèng cháng regular/normal/ordinary
正常成本 zhèng cháng chéng běn normal cost (accountancy)
正常工作 zhèng cháng gōng zuò normal operation/proper functioning
正常化 zhèng cháng huà normalization (of diplomatic relations etc)
正常菌群 zhèng cháng jūn qún microbiome/microbiota
正长石 zhèng cháng shí orthoclase KAlSǐO8 (rock-forming mineral, type of feldspar)
正词法 zhèng cí fǎ orthography (linguistics)
正大光明 zhèng dà guāng míng just and honorable
正旦 zhèng dàn starring female role in a Chinese opera
正当 zhèng dāng timely/just (when needed)
正当 zhèng dàng honest/reasonable/fair/sensible
正当防卫 zhèng dàng fáng wèi reasonable self-defense/legitimate defense
正当理由 zhèng dàng lǐ yóu proper reason/reasonable grounds
正当年 zhèng dāng nián to be in the prime of life
正当时 zhèng dāng shí the right time for sth/the right season (for planting cabbage)
正当性 zhèng dàng xìng (political) legitimacy
正当中 zhèng dāng zhōng right in the midpoint/a bull's eye/to hit the nail on the head
正道 zhèng dào the correct path/the right way (Buddhism)
正德 Zhèng dé Zhengde Emperor, reign name of eleventh Ming emperor Zhu Houzhao 朱厚照[Zhū Hòu zhào] (1491-1521), reigned 1505-1521, Temple name 明武宗[Míng Wǔ zōng]
正殿 zhèng diàn main hall of a Buddhist temple
正电 zhèng diàn positive charge (electricity)
正点 zhèng diǎn on time/punctual (of train etc)/awesome (slang)
正电子 zhèng diàn zǐ positron (antiparticle of the electron)
正电子断层 zhèng diàn zǐ duàn céng PET, positron emission tomography (medical imaging method)
正电子发射层析 zhèng diàn zǐ fā shè céng xī positron emission tomography (PET)
正电子发射断层照相术 zhèng diàn zǐ fā shè duàn céng zhào xiāng shù positron emission tomography (PET)
正电子发射计算机断层 zhèng diàn zǐ fā shè jì suàn jī duàn céng PET, positron emission tomography (medical imaging method)
正电子发射体层 zhèng diàn zǐ fā shè tǐ céng PET, positron emission tomography (medical imaging method)
正电子照射断层摄影 zhèng diàn zǐ zhào shè duàn céng shè yǐng positrion emission tomography (PET)
正定 Zhèng dìng Zhengding county in Shijiazhuang 石家莊|石家庄[Shí jiā zhuāng], Hebei
正丁醚 zhèng dīng mí butyl ether
正定县 Zhèng dìng xiàn Zhengding county in Shijiazhuang 石家莊|石家庄[Shí jiā zhuāng], Hebei
正断层 zhèng duàn céng normal fault (geology)
正对 zhèng duì directly facing
正多胞形 zhèng duō bāo xíng convex polytope
正多面体 zhèng duō miàn tǐ regular polyhedron
正儿八板 zhèng ér bā bǎn earnest/authentic
正儿八经 zhèng ér bā jīng serious/earnest/real/true
正法 zhèng fǎ to execute/the law
正反 zhèng fǎn positive and negative/pros and cons/inside and outside
正反两面 zhèng fǎn liǎng miàn two-way/reversible/both sides of the coin
正房 zhèng fáng central building (in a traditional house)/primary wife
正方 zhèng fāng the side in favor of the proposition (in a formal debate)
正方体 zhèng fāng tǐ a rectangular parallelepiped
正方向 zhèng fāng xiàng orientation
正方形 zhèng fāng xíng square
正锋 zhèng fēng frontal attack (brush movement in painting)
正逢其时 zhèng féng qí shí to come at the right time/to be opportune
正负 zhèng fù positive and negative
正负电子 zhèng fù diàn zǐ electrons and positrons
正负号 zhèng fù hào plus or minus sign ± (math.)
正港 zhèng gǎng (Tw) (slang) authentic/genuine/(Taiwanese, Tai-lo pr. [tsiànn-káng])
正割 zhèng gē secant (of angle), written sec θ
正宫娘娘 zhèng gōng niáng niáng empress
正骨 zhèng gǔ bonesetting/Chinese osteopathy
正骨八法 zhèng gǔ bā fǎ the eight methods of bonesetting/Chinese osteopathy
正规 zhèng guī regular/according to standards
正轨 zhèng guǐ the right track
正规教育 zhèng guī jiào yù regular education
正规军 zhèng guī jūn regular army/standing army
正号 zhèng hào positive value sign + (math.)/plus sign
正好 zhèng hǎo just (in time)/just right/just enough/to happen to/to chance to/by chance/it just so happens that
正化 zhèng huà normalization/to normalize
正极 zhèng jí positive pole
正畸 zhèng jī orthodontics
正教 zhèng jiào lit. true religion/orthodox religion/orthodox Christianity/Islam (in the writing of Chinese or Hui theologians)
正角 zhèng jiǎo positive angle
正交 zhèng jiāo orthogonality
正交群 zhèng jiāo qún orthogonal group (math.)
正教真诠 zhèng jiào zhēn quán Exegesis of true religion by Wang Daiyu 王岱輿|王岱舆[Wáng Dài yú], a study of Islam/also translated as Real hermeneutics of orthodox religion
正襟危坐 zhèng jīn wēi zuò to sit upright and still (idiom)
正经 zhèng jīng decent/honorable/proper/serious/according to standards
正经八摆 zhèng jīng bā bǎi variant of 正經八百|正经八百[zhèng jīng bā bǎi]
正经八百 zhèng jīng bā bǎi very serious/solemn
正经八板 zhèng jīng bā bǎn see 正經八百|正经八百[zhèng jīng bā bǎi]
正剧 zhèng jù bourgeois tragedy
正角 zhèng jué good guy (in a story)/hero
正楷 zhèng kǎi regular script (Chinese calligraphic style)
正蓝旗 Zhèng lán qí Plain Blue banner or Shuluun Höh khoshuu in Xilin Gol league 錫林郭勒盟|锡林郭勒盟[Xī lín guō lè méng], Inner Mongolia/also written 正蘭旗|正兰旗
正兰旗 Zhèng lán qí Plain Blue banner or Shuluun Höh khoshuu in Xilin Gol league 錫林郭勒盟|锡林郭勒盟[Xī lín guō lè méng], Inner Mongolia
正离子 zhèng lí zǐ positive ion/cation (physics)
正脸 zhèng liǎn a person's face as seen from the front
正六边形 zhèng liù biān xíng regular hexagon
正路 zhèng lù the right way
正妹 zhèng mèi (Tw) beautiful woman/sexy woman
正门 zhèng mén main entrance/main gate/portal
正面 zhèng miàn front/obverse side/right side/positive/direct/open
正名 zhèng míng to replace the current name or title of sth with a new one that reflects its true nature/rectification of names (a tenet of Confucian philosophy)
正模标本 zhèng mó biāo běn holotype
正能量 zhèng néng liàng positive energy/positivity
正念 zhèng niàn correct mindfulness (Buddhism)
正宁 Zhèng níng Zhengning county in Qingyang 慶陽|庆阳[Qìng yáng], Gansu
正宁县 Zhèng níng xiàn Zhengning county in Qingyang 慶陽|庆阳[Qìng yáng], Gansu
正派 zhèng pài upright
正品 zhèng pǐn certified goods/quality product/normal product/A-class goods
正气 zhèng qì healthy environment/healthy atmosphere/righteousness/vital energy (in Chinese medicine)
正巧 zhèng qiǎo just by chance/to happen to (just at the right time)/opportune
正切 zhèng qiē (math.) tangent (trigonometric function)
正确 zhèng què correct/proper
正确处理 zhèng què chǔ lǐ to handle correctly
正确处理人民内部矛盾 zhèng què chǔ lǐ rén mín nèi bù máo dùn On the correct handling of internal contradictions among the people, Mao Zedong's tract of 1957
正确路线 zhèng què lù xiàn correct line (i.e. the party line)
正然 zhèng rán in the process of (doing something or happening)/while (doing)
正人 zhèng rén upstanding person/upright person
正人君子 zhèng rén jūn zi upright gentleman/man of honor
正日 zhèng rì the day (of a festival, ceremony etc)
正如 zhèng rú just as/precisely as
正色 zhèng sè stern/grim/resolute/firm/unflinching/fundamental colors
正生 zhèng shēng starring male role in a Chinese opera
正室 zhèng shì first wife/legal wife
正式 zhèng shì formal/official
正是 zhèng shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated)/precisely/exactly/even/if/just like/in the same way as
正时 zhèng shí timing (of an engine)
正视 zhèng shì to face squarely/to meet head on/to face up to
正事 zhèng shì one's proper business
正史 zhèng shǐ the 24 or 25 official dynastic histories/true history, as opposed to fictional adaptation or popular legends
正式投票 zhèng shì tóu piào formal vote
正数 zhèng shù positive number
正书 zhèng shū regular script (Chinese calligraphic style)
正朔 zhēng shuò first day of the first lunar month/(old) calendar promulgated by the first emperor of a dynasty
正太 zhèng tài young, cute boy/derived from Japanese loanword shotacon 正太控[zhèng tài kòng]
正态分布 zhèng tài fēn bù (math.) normal distribution/Gaussian distribution
正太控 zhèng tài kòng shotacon (Japanese loanword)/manga or anime genre depicting young boys in an erotic manner
正体 zhèng tǐ standard form (of a Chinese character)/plain font style (as opposed to bold or italic)/printed style (as opposed to cursive)/(Tw) traditional (i.e. unsimplified) characters
正体字 zhèng tǐ zì standard form of a Chinese character/(Tw) traditional (i.e. unsimplified) characters
正统 Zhèng tǒng Zhengtong Emperor, reign name of sixth Ming Emperor Zhu Qizhen 朱祁鎮|朱祁镇[Zhū Qí zhèn] (1427-1464), reigned 1435-1449, Temple name Yingzong 英宗[Yīng zōng]
正统 zhèng tǒng orthodox
正投影 zhèng tóu yǐng orthogonal projection
正外部性 zhèng wài bù xìng positive influence, effect that people's doings or behavior have on others (society)
正文 zhèng wén main text (as opposed to footnotes)/main body (of a book)
正误 zhèng wù true or false?/correct or incorrect/to correct errors (in a document)
正午 zhèng wǔ midday/noon/noonday
正误表 zhèng wù biǎo corrigenda
正弦 zhèng xián (math.) sine
正弦波 zhèng xián bō sine wave/simple harmonic vibration
正弦定理 zhèng xián dìng lǐ law of sines
正弦形 zhèng xián xíng sinusoidal (shaped like a sine wave)
正象 zhèng xiàng to be just like
正向 zhèng xiàng forward (direction)/positive (thinking, mood, values etc)
正镶白旗 Zhèng xiāng bái qí Plain and Bordered White banner or Shuluun Hövööt Chagaan khoshuu in Xilin Gol league 錫林郭勒盟|锡林郭勒盟[Xī lín guō lè méng], Inner Mongolia
正向力 zhèng xiàng lì normal force (physics)
正向前看 zhèng xiàng qián kàn look-ahead assertion
正邪 zhèng xié opposition between vital energy 正氣|正气[zhèng qì] and pathogeny 邪氣|邪气[xié qì] (TCM)
正邪相争 zhèng xié xiāng zhēng term in TCM describing the progress of disease as an opposition between vital energy 正氣|正气[zhèng qì] and pathogeny 邪氣|邪气[xié qì]
正型标本 zhèng xíng biāo běn holotype
正牙带环 zhèng yá dài huán orthodontic brace
正眼 zhèng yǎn facing directly (with one's eyes)/(to look sb) in the eyes
正言厉色 zhèng yán lì sè solemn in word and countenance (idiom)/strict and unsmiling/also written 正顏厲色|正颜厉色
正颜厉色 zhèng yán lì sè solemn in countenance (idiom)/strict and unsmiling
正阳 Zhèng yáng Zhangyang county in Zhumadian 駐馬店|驻马店[Zhù mǎ diàn], Henan
正阳县 Zhèng yáng xiàn Zhangyang county in Zhumadian 駐馬店|驻马店[Zhù mǎ diàn], Henan
正要 zhèng yào to be just about to/to be on the point of
正业 zhèng yè one's regular job
正意 zhèng yì sense (in DNA)
正义 zhèng yì justice/righteousness/just/righteous
正义党 Zhèng yì dǎng Justicialist Party
正义斗争 zhèng yì dòu zhēng righteous struggle
正义魔人 zhèng yì mó rén (Tw) sanctimonious person/self-appointed moral arbiter
正音 zhèng yīn standard pronunciation/to correct sb's pronunciation
正用 zhèng yòng correct usage
正月 Zhēng yuè first month of the lunar year
正月初一 zhēng yuè chū yī New Year's Day in the lunar calendar
正在 zhèng zài just at (that time)/right in (that place)/right in the middle of (doing sth)
正则 zhèng zé regular (figure in geometry)
正则表达式 zhèng zé biǎo dá shì regular expression (computing)
正则参数 zhèng zé cān shù regular parametrization
正着 zhèng zháo head-on/red-handed
正正 zhèng zhèng neat/orderly/just in time
正整数 zhèng zhěng shù positive integer
正直 zhèng zhí upright/upstanding/honest
正职 zhèng zhí main job/day job/steady full-time job (as opposed to temporary or casual)/chief or principal post (as opposed to deputy)
正值 zhèng zhí just at the time of/honest/upright/(math.) positive value
政治正确 zhèng zhì zhèng què political correctness/politically correct
正中 zhèng zhōng middle/center/right in the middle or center/nub
正中下怀 zhèng zhòng xià huái exactly what one wants
正中要害 zhèng zhòng yào hài to hit the nail on the head (idiom)
正传 zhèng zhuàn main subject of long novel/true biography
正装 zhèng zhuāng formal dress
正子 zhèng zǐ positron/also called 正電子|正电子[zhèng diàn zǐ]
正字 zhèng zì to correct an erroneously written character/regular script (calligraphy)/standard form (of a character or spelling)
正字法 zhèng zì fǎ orthography
正字通 Zhèng zì tōng Zhengzitong, Chinese character dictionary with 33,549 entries, edited by Ming scholar Zhang Zilie 張自烈|张自烈[Zhāng Zì liè] in 17th century
正宗 zhèng zōng orthodox school/fig. traditional/old school/authentic/genuine
正祖 Zhèng zǔ Jeonjo (1752-1800), 22nd king of Korean Joseon dynasty
指正 zhǐ zhèng to point out mistakes or weak points for correction/to comment/criticism
中正 Zhōng zhèng adopted name of Chiang Kai-shek 蔣介石|蒋介石[Jiǎng Jiè shí]
中正 zhōng zhèng fair and honest
中正纪念堂 Zhōng zhèng Jì niàn táng Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei
中正区 Zhōng zhèng Qū Zhongzheng District of Taipei 台北市[Tái běi shì] or Keelung 基隆市[Jī lóng shì]
转正 zhuǎn zhèng to transfer to full membership/to obtain tenure
字正腔圆 zì zhèng qiāng yuán (of singing or speaking) very articulate pronunciation and vocalizing
宗正 zōng zhèng Director of the Imperial Clan in imperial China, one of the Nine Ministers 九卿[jiǔ qīng]
作风正派 zuò fēng zhèng pài to be honest and upright/to have moral integrity

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