怔: stumped | to stare blankly

 

怔 zhèng

noun
: stumped for words; to stare blankly

怔 zhēng


: to stare blankly; startled

Kun Reading
none applicable

恐れる | おそれる osoreru

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to fear; to be afraid of

On Reading

しょう shou

 Usage:

怔怔 zheng4 zheng4: in a daze
怔忡 zheng1chong1: (of the heart) palpitating with fear; palpitation (Chinese medicine)

怔忪 zheng1zhong1: frightened; scared; terrified
怔神兒[儿] zheng1 shen2r: lost in thought; in a daze
怔怔地 zheng1 zheng1 de: in a startled fashion
發[发]怔 fa1zheng1: baffled; nonplussed
魔怔 mo2zheng1: crazed; possessed; bewitched



Chinese idiom
目怔口呆 mu4 zheng1 kou3 dai1
: lit. eye startled, mouth struck dumb; stunned; stupefied

 Etymology:
形声 Pictophonetic.
忄 (xin1: heart; radical 61) suggests the meaning while
(zheng4 | zheng1: right) provides the sound.



 Examples:
當小貓要進屋子時看到小老鼠跑過,它就怔住了。
dang1 xiao3mao yao1 jin4 wu1zi shi2 kan4dao4 xiao3lao3shu3 pao3 guo4, ta1 jui4 zheng1 zhu4 le.
As the kitten was entering the house, it was brought up short by a scurrying mouse.

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary