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Pronunciation : zhe
Meaning :
  1. added to a verb or adjective to indicate a continued action or state. (particle)
  2. in imperative sentences, used after verbs or adjectives for emphasis. (particle)
Radical :
Strokes : 11
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 72.2%
Notes : also as zhāo, zháo, zhuó
Sentences:
1. She was eating and watching television at the same time.
chī zhe wǎn fàn biān hái kàn zhe diàn shì
: she
: eat
: indicating continuation of an action or a state
晚饭 : dinner, supper
一边 : at the same time; simultaneously
: still
: look, watch
电视 : television
2. It’s snowing.
xuě zhèng xià zhe ne
: snow
: right now
: come down; fall
: indicating continuation of an action or a state
: used at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate the continuation of an action or situation
3. He is standing with his back to the door.
bèi zhe mén zhàn zhe
: he, his
: back, have one’s back to
: indicating continuation of an action or a state
: door
: stand
4. She thought and thought and then burst out laughing.
xiǎng zhe xiǎng zhe xiào le lái
: she
: think
: indicating continuation of an action or a state
想着想着 : indicating that while one action is in progress the occurrence of another is expected
: laugh
: indicating a change in one’s understanding, idea, view or action
起来 : start to; become
5. Hold it!
màn zhe
: slow; hold on
: in imperative sentences, used after verbs or adjectives for emphasis
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3 thoughts on “着”

  1. Is “她 吃 着 晚 饭” = “她 在 吃 晚 饭” ?
    Is “zai” before a verb = “zhe” after a verb ?
    I mean, have they both the same meaning : I’m eating ?

    Thanks

    1. “她 吃 着 晚 饭”, “她 在 吃 着 晚 饭” and “她 在 吃 晚 饭” are the same.

      But in this context, we cannot say
      “她 在 吃 晚 饭, 一 边 还 看 着 电 视。”

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