The Chinese word 正在 is used to indicate that an action is currently in progress or happening right now. It is often used with the verb to indicate the ongoing action, such as “我正在吃饭” which means “I am currently eating”. It can also be used to describe a situation or state of being, such as “他正在忙” which means “he is currently busy”. Overall, 正在 is a useful word to indicate that something is happening in the present moment.
Adverb: in the process of, in course of
|我正在学习中文||wǒ zhèngzài xuéxí zhōngwén||I am currently studying Chinese|
|他正在看电视||tā zhèngzài kàn diànshì||He is currently watching TV|
|我们正在开会||wǒmen zhèngzài kāihuì||We are currently having a meeting|
|她正在做饭||tā zhèngzài zuòfàn||She is currently cooking|
|他们正在打篮球||tāmen zhèngzài dǎ lánqiú||They are currently playing basketball|
|我们正在等待答案||wǒmen zhèngzài děngdài dá’àn||We are currently waiting for an answer|
|她正在写作业||tā zhèngzài xiě zuòyè||She is currently doing homework|
|他正在练习钢琴||tā zhèngzài liànxí gāngqín||He is currently practicing piano|
正在 is part of HSK Level 2 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1.