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Pronunciation : zhèn
Meaning :
  1. disposition of troops; battle formation. (n)
  2. position. (n)
  3. a while; short period of time. (adv)
  4. for events or states of short duration. (measure word)
Radical :
Strokes : 6
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 15%
Common Words / Phrases:
zhèn dì
: position; battlefield; bastion; terrain
yī zhèn zi
: short period of time; while (time);
zhèn róng
: battle array
zhèn yǔ
: shower
léi zhèn yǔ
: thundershower; thunderstorm
bā guà zhèn
: Eight-Diagram tactics
1. The kite was carried away by a sudden gust of wind.
rán zhèn fēng fēng zhēng chuī zǒu le
突然 : suddenly
: one
: measure word
: wind
: particle used to shift the object to before the verb
风筝 : kite
吹走 : blow away
: particle indicating that something has happened
2. We lost touch for a long time.
men hǎo zhèn méi yǒu lián le
我们 : we
: quite
一阵 : a while
没有 : do not
联系 : connect
: particle indicating that something has happened
3. She has been married for a while.
jié hūn jing yǒu zhèn zi le
: she
结婚 : married
已经 : already
: have
一阵子 : a while
: particle indicating that something has happened
4. There should be light showers today.
jīn tiān yìng gāi yǒu xiǎo zhèn
今天 : today
应该 : should
: have
: small; light
阵雨 : shower
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