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English Definitionhonest; reasonable; fair; sensible; legit; legitimate; genuine; legal
See alsozhèngdāng timely; just (when needed)
Simplified Script正当
Traditional Script正當
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓㄥˋ ㄉㄤˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zing3dong3
Word Decomposition
zhèngstraight; upright; proper; main; principal; to correct; to rectify; exactly; just (at that time); right (in that place); (math.) positive
dàngat or in the very same...; suitable; adequate; fitting; proper; to replace; to regard as; to think; to pawn; (coll.) to fail (a student)

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Words With Same Head Word    
正在zhèngzàijust at (that time); right in (that place); right in the middle of (doing something)
正确zhèngquècorrect; proper
正式zhèngshìformal; official
正常zhèngchángregular; normal; ordinary
正好zhènghǎojust (in time); just right; just enough; to happen to; to chance to; by chance; it just so happens that
Words With Same Tail Word    
适当shìdàngsuitable; appropriate
上当shàngdàngtaken in (by somebody's deceit); to be fooled; to be duped
恰当qiàdàngappropriate; suitable
不当bùdàngunsuitable; improper; inappropriate
了当liǎodàngfrank; outspoken; ready; settled; in order; (old) to deal with; to handle
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