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  • 1

    auxiliary word(used after a verb to indicate a continuing action)

    • wǒ zhèng tīng zhe ne

      I'm listening.

    • tā zhèng chī zhe wǔ fàn


      He is having his lunch.

    • huì yì zhèng jìn xíng zhe


      The meeting is now in full swing.

  • 2

    auxiliary word(indicating the continuation of a state)

    • xuě zhèng xià zhe

      It's snowing.

    • chuāng hu kāi zhe


      The window is open.

    • fàn hái rè zhe

      The rice is still hot.

  • 3

    auxiliary word(used between two verbs to indicate an accompanying action or a state)

    • bié xiǎng zhe shì guò mǎ lù


      Don't cross the street with your mind on other things.

    • wǒ men zǒu zhe qù ba


      Let's go there on foot.

  • 4

    auxiliary word(used after certain verbs to form a preposition)

    • wèi zhe

      for the sake of

    • shùn zhe


    • yán zhe



  • 5

    auxiliary word(used after a verb or an adjective to strengthen the tone of an order or exhortation)

    • kuài zhe diǎn

      Hurry up!

Words and phrases with 着

Word usage

  • Note
    When pronounced as "zhuó", "着" mainly means "focus on a certain aspect", such as "着笔" and "着重"; when pronounced as "zhāo", it is usually used for the "steps" in chess; when pronounced as "zháo", it mainly means "enter or be in a certain state", such as "着慌", "着凉" and "着魔"; when pronounced as "zhe", it is used as an auxiliary word after a verb or adjective.

Similar-form characters to 着

Chinese Characters with pinyin zhe

  • now written as 着