Decoded Slug: 正巧 (zhèngqiǎo) - Coincidentally, just in time

Mandarin Grammar Point
正巧 (zhèngqiǎo) - Coincidentally, just in time

正巧 (zhèngqiǎo) - Coincidentally, just in time

Short explanation:

Used to express a coincidence or a situation happening perfectly on time.

Formation:

Subject + 正巧 + Verb/Action + Rest of the Sentence

Examples:

我正在找他, 他正巧也在找我。
Wǒ zhèngzài zhǎo tā, tā zhèng qiǎo yě zài zhǎo wǒ.
I was looking for him, and coincidentally, he was also looking for me.
我正巧到家, 电话就响了。
Wǒ zhèng qiǎo dào jiā, diànhuà jiù xiǎng le.
I just got home when the phone rang.
你来得正巧, 我们正在讨论你的计划。
Nǐ lái de zhèng qiǎo, wǒmen zhèngzài tǎolùn nǐ de jìhuà.
You came just in time, we were discussing your plan.
我正打算去书店,正巧我妹妹也要去。
Wǒ zhèng dǎsuàn qù shūdiàn, zhèng qiǎo wǒ mèimei yě yào qù.
I was just planning to go to the bookstore, coincidentally my sister also wanted to go.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese word '正巧 (zhèngqiǎo)' is used when you want to convey the sense of a situation occurring coincidentally or something happening just at the right timing. It's equivalent to saying 'coincidentally' or 'just in time' in English. Usually, it's used for unexpected but well-timed events.
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