What is the difference 正当, 正解 and 正しい? You Need
One of the complicated words is “正当, 正解 and 正しい”, however, don’t worry about it. I’d say you’d figure them out after reading this. Let me introduce the meaning of these and how you correctly use them today!
正当(seitou) / 正当化(seitouka)
Reasonable, Legitimate, Justify oneself / 정당 / 合理 / Đúng đắn
“正当 / 正当化” mean “Reasonable, Legitimate / Justify ” and which has been using as the meaning of “A reason makes sense.” There are a few words which native speakers use in daily conversation that is “正当な理由(A good reason)” and “正当化(to justify oneself)”. For instance, “___をするための正当な理由があります。(I have a good reason to ___)” and “彼は自分を正当化しています。(He justifies himself.)”.
Right, Correct / 정답 / 正确答案 / Chính xác
“正解” means “Right or Correct” which is quite similar to the word of “正しい”, however, “正解” is a noun, unlike “正しい” is an adjective. For instance, “この回答は正解です。(This answer is right/correct.)” and “この回答は正しいです。(This answer is right/correct.)”. Both of them is absolutely the same meaning, however, using “正解” in a little bit formal than using “正しい”.
Right, Correct / 옳다 / 正确 / Đúng
“正しい” means “Right or Correct” and basically “正しい” and “正解” are absolutely the same meaning that I’ve mentioned above. However, the way to use them is different because “正しい” is the adjective and “正解” is the noun.