政 zhèng

noun
: political; politics; government

Kun Reading

政 | まつりごと matsurigoto

noun
: rule; government

On Reading

せい sei

 Usage:

政府 zheng4fu3: government [せいふ seifu]
政治 zheng4zhi4: politics; political [せいじ seiji: politics; government]
政策 zheng4ce4: policy [せいさく seisaku: political measures; policy]
政權[权] zheng4quan2: regime; political power
政黨[党] zheng4dang3: political party [政党 | せいとう seitou]
行政 xing2zheng4: administrative; executive
[ぎょうせい gyousei: administration]
財[财]政 cai2zheng4: finances (public); financial
[財政 | ざいせい zaisei: financial affairs; public finance]
執[执]政 zhi2zheng4: to hold power; in office
[執政 | しっせい shissei: administration; government; governor administrator]
專[专]政 zhuan1zheng4: dictatorship
內[内]政 nei4zheng4: internal affairs (of a country)
[内政 | ないせい naisei: municipal; internal administration; domestic affairs]
郵[邮]政局 you2 zheng4ju2: post office [郵政 | ゆうせい yuusei: postal system]
[郵便局 | ゆうびんきょく yuubinkyoku: post office]
家政員[员] jia1 zheng4 yuan2: housekeeping staff
[家政婦 | かせいふ kaseifu: housekeeper; maid]



Japanese expression
政府の方針を踏まえて | せいふのほうしんをふまえて seifu no houshin o fumaete
: based on government policy

政争の具とする | せいそうのぐとする seisou no guto suru
: to make a political issue of (something)



Chinese saying / idiom
不在其位不謀其政 [不在其位不谋其政] bu4 zai4 qi2 wei4 bu4 mou4 qi2 zheng4
: don’t meddle in affairs that are not part of your position (Confucius)

上有政策,下有對策 [上有政策,下有对策] shang4 you3 zheng4 ce4 , xia4 you3 dui4 ce4
: The higher ups have policies while the lower downs have their own ways of getting around them

 Etymology:
形声 Pictophonetic.
攵 (pu1: rap;tap; radical 66. stick in hand) suggests the meaning
(zheng4 | zheng1: right) provides the sound.



 Examples:
他的家有錢到有家政員來打掃地方。
ta1 de jia1 you3 qian2 dao4 you3 jia1 zheng4 yuan2 lai2 da3 sao3 di4fang1.
His family is so rich, they have a housekeeping staff for the upkeep of the place.

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary