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Meaning of 当

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  • Pinyin: dāng

    English Definition: (onom.) dong; ding dong (bell); to be; to act as; manage; withstand; when; during; ought; should; match equally; equal; same; obstruct; just at (a time or place); on the spot; right; just at
    Chinese Definition:
    ①充任,担任:充当。担(dān)当。当之无愧。
    ②掌管,主持:当家。当权。当政。
    ③正在那时候或那地方:当时。当代。当初。当今。当即(立即)。当年。当街。当院。
    ④面对着:当面。当机立断。首当其冲。
    ⑤相称,相配:旗鼓相当。当量(liàng)。
    ⑥应该:应当。理当。老当益壮。
    ⑦抵敌:万夫不当之勇。
    ⑧判罪,意为处以相当的刑罚:该当何罪。
    ⑨顶端,头:瓦当。
    ⑩象声词,金属撞击的声音。

    Example Words:
    当然 [ dāng rán ]: only natural; as it should be; certainly; of course; without doubt
    当时 [ dāng shí ]: then; at that time; while
    相当 [ xiāng dāng ]: equivalent to; appropriate; considerably; to a certain extent; fairly; quite
    当地 [ dāng ]: local
    当心 [ dāng xīn ]: to take care; to look out
  • Pinyin: dàng

    English Definition: at or in the very same...; suitable; adequate; fitting; proper; to replace; to regard as; to think; to pawn; (coll.) to fail (a student)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①合宜:恰当。适当。妥当。
    ②抵得上,等于:一个人当俩人用。
    ③姑且作为:当做。长歌当哭。安步当车。
    ④认为:我当你已经回家了。
    ⑤在同一时间:当日。当年。当世。
    ⑥吃亏,受骗:上当。
    ⑦抵押:抵当。押当。典当(用实物作抵押向当铺借钱)。
    ⑧该应赎。

    Example Words:
    当时 [ dàng shí ]: at once; right away
    上当 [ shàng dàng ]: taken in (by sb's deceit); to be fooled; to be duped
    恰当 [ qià dàng ]: appropriate; suitable
    正当 [ zhèng dàng ]: honest; reasonable; fair; sensible
    适当 [ shì dàng ]: suitable; appropriate
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