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几年后,赵奢去世了。这一年正好秦国军队来打赵国,赵国派老将廉颇带20万大军迎战。

This is from the Standard Course Book of HSK5, chapter 15.

What is the meaning of 正好? Wiktionary says that it means "by chance". Something like coincidentally.

这一年(this year)正好(by chance / coincidentally)秦国(Qin Guo)军队(army)来(arrived)打(to attack)赵国(Zhao Guo)

It really happened accidentally? Or what else 正好 means?

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赵奢 is an important general in 赵国. Thus, Qin's invasion at that precise time, purely by chance, coincides with the death of the general (which may alter the outcome of the war)

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正好 - by chance; it just so happens that ...

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几年后,赵奢去世了。这一年正好秦国军队来打赵国,赵国派老将廉颇带20万大军迎战。

In this story, 正好 means there is no relationship between the two events: 赵奢去世 and 秦国来打赵国.

Let's compare the case if without 正好:

几年后,赵奢去世了。这一年秦国军队来打赵国,赵国派老将廉颇带20万大军迎战。

It indicates that the second event 秦国来打赵国 is or may be a consequence of the first event 赵奢去世.

Usually, 正好 means "by chance", “coincidentally”, or "accidentally".

For example, 小张 对 他 太太 说:“在 上班 的 路上 我 正好 碰上 了 前 女友”。他的 太太 不肯 相信。

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