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v./adj. to hold something level with both hands; erect, regular; proper, upright
Other meanings
[duān]   n./v. end, extreme, tip; to hold something level with both hands
[duān]   char. reason; aspect; beginning; unhappy occurrence
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.
duān zhèng
adj. upright, regular, proper, correct
mā ma cuī cù nǚ ér bǎ cài duān shàng cān zhuō .
phr. The mother urged her daughter to carry the dishes to the table.
hái zi gěi shēng bìng de mā ma duān lái yì bēi rè shuǐ .
phr. The little child brought a cup of hot water to her sick mother.
duān zhèng sī xiǎng
phr. correct one's thinking or attitudes
tā yīn pǐn xíng bù duān ér bèi tíng xué
phr. He was suspended from school for bad conduct.