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English Definitionaspect particle indicating action in progress
See alsozhāo (chess) move; trick; all right!; (dialect) to add
zháo to touch; to come in contact with; to feel; to be affected by; to catch fire; to burn; (coll.) to fall asleep; (after a verb) hitting the mark; succeeding in
zhuó to wear (clothes); to contact; to use; to apply
zhù to make known; to show; to prove; to write; book; outstanding
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Part of Speech(助) particle
Sample Sentences
  • ⑤丁香⑷盛开⑴{着}⑩。
    The clove is in full bloom.
  • ①他⑴躺⑴{着}⑸酣⑸睡了⑩。
    He lay in wakeless sleep.
  • 犯人戴脚镣。
    The prisoner was kept in fetters.
  • 鸟儿成群飞
    The birds were flying in a group.
  • 我妨碍你吗?
    Am I in your way?
  • 倾盆大雨。
    The rain came down in torrents.
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