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zài
adv. in the process of, in the course of (indicating an action in progress)
Other meanings
[zài]   prep./v. in, at; exist, be alive; be on the job; lie in, consist in
    earth (for )
    one (for )
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
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tā zài shuì jiào
phr. He is sleeping.
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tā zài dǎ diàn huà ne .
phr. He is making a phone call.
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nǐ zài shuō shén me ?
phr. What are you talking about?
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wǒ zài chī fàn ne .
phr. I'm having a meal.