Chinese Word Entry

中規中矩

Simplified Chinese form: 中规中矩

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄓㄨㄥˋ ㄍㄨㄟ ㄓㄨㄥˋ ㄐㄩˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): zhòng guī zhòng jǔ
Cantonese (Jyutping): zung1 kwai1 zung1 geoi2
Definition: conforming with the norms of society

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Chinese characters used in this word

in, inside, middle, mean, center, central, in the midst of, hit (target), attain
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄨㄥ (zhōng), ㄓㄨㄥˋ (zhòng)
Cantonese: zung1, zung3
Japanese: チュウ (chuu) / なか (naka)、 うち (uchi)、 あた.る (ataru)
Korean: 중 (jung)
Vietnamese: trung, trúng

standard, measure, rules, regulations, customs, law
Readings
Mandarin: ㄍㄨㄟ (guī), ㄍㄨㄟˋ (guì), ㄒㄩˋ (xù)
Cantonese: kwai1
Japanese: キ (ki) / ぶんまわし (bunmawashi)、 のり (nori)、 ただす (tadasu)
Korean: 규 (gyu)
Vietnamese: quy, qui
Variants
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ruler, carpenter's square, rule
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄩˇ (jǔ)
Cantonese: geoi2
Japanese: ク (ku) / かね (kane)、 かねざし (kanezashi)、 さしがね (sashigane)、 のり (nori)
Korean: 구 (gu)
Vietnamese: củ
Variants
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