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Pinyin: děng
English Definition: class; rank; grade; equal to; same as; to wait for; to await; et cetera; and so on; et al. (and other authors); after; as soon as; once
Chinese Definition:
①古代指顿齐竹简(书)。
②数量、程度相同,或地位一般高:相等。平等。等于。等同。等值。等量齐观。
③表示数量或程度的级别:等级。等次。等第。等而下之。
④特指台阶的级。
⑤种,类:这等事。
⑥表示同一辈份的多数人:我等。尔等。
⑦表示列举未尽,或用于列举煞尾:北京、上海等地。
⑧候,待:等候。等待。
⑨待到:等我写完。
⑩同“戥”。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: Bamboo strips ⺮ laid before a court 寺
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • bamboo; flute
    • court, office; temple, monastery
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Example Words:
不等 [ děng ]: unequal; varied
相等 [ xiāng děng ]: equal; equally; equivalent
等级 [ děng ]: grade; rank; status
等候 [ děng hòu ]: to wait; to wait for
等于 [ děng ]: to equal; to be tantamount to
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