Meaning of 挡

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(Trad.: 擋)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand raised at the right time ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ dāng ] appropriate, timely; to act, to serve; the sound of bells
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  • Pinyin: dǎng
    English Definition: to resist; to obstruct; to hinder; to keep off; to block (a blow); to get in the way of; cover; gear (e.g. in a car's transmission)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    阻挡 dǎng to stop; to resist; to obstruct
    抵挡 dǎng to resist; to hold back; to stop; to ward off; to withstand
    遮挡 zhē dǎng to shelter; to shelter from
    势不可挡 shì dǎng see 势不可当
    挡箭牌 dǎng jiàn pái shield; (fig.) excuse
    More: 挡* | *挡 | *挡*
  • Pinyin: dàng
    English Definition: to arrange; to put in order
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    搭挡 dàng variant of 搭档
    摒挡 bìng dàng to put in order; to arrange (literary); cuisine
    More: 挡* | *挡 | *挡*
Example Sentences
They stopped me at the door.
He lifted his hand to block the sun.
The tree branch stuck out and obstructed the road.
The pile of dirt outside the window blocked the sunlight.
She drew the curtains to keep out the sunlight.