zhe     indicates that an action is continuing

繁体 traditional: 著
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语法 grammar: 助词 Particle
笔记 notes: In this sense 着 is an aspectual particle 动态助词 attached after a verb or adjective to indicate that an action is continuing (NCCED '着' zhe 1; Li Shaoqi, 2003, '着' zhe 1). For example, 我不能这么闲着! 'I cannot relax like this!' (Lao She, 2003, p. 216) 着 is the 15th most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '着' 1).
概念 concept: 动态助词 Aspectual Particle
上概念 parent concept: 虚词 (Function Words)
话题 topic: 现代汉语 (Modern Chinese)

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