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This isn't just a simple translation question--I've already run "exactly" through Google translate, but it didn't give me quite the usage I'm looking for.

Hypothetically, let'ts say I have a friend who posts on Facebook that he got engaged every year on April Fool's Day.

In our (theoretical) scenario, if I wanted to say "It's like you got married to her exactly a year ago!", I would say something like "好像你一年前已經訂婚了" However, in my vocabulary, the "一年前" denotes "roughly one year ago", instead of "Exactly one year to the day ago."

How would I best communicate that he (potentially) pulled the same prank one year ago to the day?

  • users suggest:正是一年前, "exactly" in ichacha :1.确切地,精确地,恰好,.... jukuu :ad. 就 正是 确切 正好 究竟 恰好 正 恰恰 bkrs :正是 (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) precisely exactly even if just like in the same way as正是由于这个原因,我们才放弃的。 We gave up exactly for this reason, – user6065 Oct 11 '17 at 22:48
  • re;整整 ambiguous, often implies "whole, all", bkrs:1) whole; full 我整整三天没吃饭。 I didn't eat for three days. 2) exactly, also see examples at jukuu – user6065 Oct 12 '17 at 0:33
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In your scenario, I would say "今天正好是你订婚一周年"

正好 Exactly, and you can also say 正正好好 'absolutely exactly'(don't know how to say it)


This is a common word which can be proved by

李同志依了好婆的话去做,果然,正正好好的到了头。(文匯月刊, 第 111-115 卷 第25页)

太晚了人家也要怪的,五分钟正正好好, (新华文摘 第 7-12 期 第86页)

正正好好戴在唐僧的脑袋上 (另眼看四大名著: 西遊記、水滸傳、三國演義、紅樓夢 作者:馬亞麗)

  • 正正好好 is not a thing, do you mean 正正好? – Tang Ho Oct 12 '17 at 7:39
  • @Tang Ho, I added references, is it not used in your region?? – Jacob Oct 12 '17 at 12:13
  • This is the answer I've chosen to accept. My (probably fake) friend is Taiwanese, so I think that this is the closest to what I would end up saying to him. I would probably say "剛好" instead of "正好", (and possibly "滿一年" instead of "一周年") but it was close enough to get me on the right track of what I would say. – phroureo Oct 12 '17 at 15:54
  • @Jacob - never heard anyone saying 正正好好 , too wordy compare to 正好, 整整 and 刚好. Even 正正好 and 刚刚好 sound more natural. – Tang Ho Oct 12 '17 at 19:54
  • @TangHo, I think it could be regional. 正正好好 is common in mainland. If you see the difference between 'exact' and 'very exact', then you would see the difference between '正好 ' and '正正好好'. The same kind of concept is that 整齐 -> 整整齐齐,高兴->高高兴兴, 漂亮->漂漂亮亮,.... lots of more. – dan Oct 12 '17 at 23:49
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“(It's like) you got married to her exactly a year ago!”

There are several variations:

  1. (好像)你和她结婚刚好一年整。
  2. (好像)你和她结婚正好一年(时间)。
  3. (好像)你和她结婚整整一年了。(This variation implies it's been long time(one year) since he got married)
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Try '整整‘

We've been married exactly one year. 我们整整结婚一年了。

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