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English Definitionnow; at present; at this juncture
Simplified Script这阵子
Traditional Script這陣子
Pinyinzhè zhènzi
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓㄜˋ ㄓㄣˋ ㄗ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)ze2 zan6zi2
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
zhèthis; these; (commonly pr. [zhei4] before a classifier, esp. in Beijing)
阵子zhènziperiod of time

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Words With Same Head Word    
这样zhèyàngthis kind of; so; this way; like this; such
这么zhèmeso much; this much; how much?; this way; like this
这个zhègethis; this one
Words With Same Tail Word    
一阵子yīzhèn zia while; a spell; a short time; a burst
那阵子nàzhèn ziat that time; then
前阵子qián zhènziprevious moment
这一阵子zhè yīzhènzirecently; currently
前一阵子qiányī zhènziprior
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