Meaning of 担

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(Trad.: 擔)
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  • Pinyin: dān
    English Definition: to undertake; to carry; to shoulder; to take responsibility
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    担心 dān xīn anxious; worried; uneasy; to worry; to be anxious
    担任 dān rèn to hold a governmental office or post; to assume office of; to take charge of; to serve as
    承担 chéng dān to undertake; to assume (responsibility etc)
    负担 dān burden; to bear a burden
    担保 dān bǎo to guarantee; to vouch for
    More: 担* | *担 | *担*
  • Pinyin: dàn
    English Definition: picul (100 catties, 50 kg); two buckets full; carrying pole and its load; classifier for loads carried on a shoulder pole
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    担子 dàn zi carrying pole and the loads on it; burden; task; responsibility; Classifiers:
    重担 zhòng dàn heavy burden; difficult task; great responsibility
    勇挑重担 yǒng tiāo zhòng dàn to bravely take on heavy responsibilities (idiom)
    公担 gōng dàn quintal (100 kg)
    担担面 dàn dàn miàn Sichuan noodles with a spicy and numbing sauce
    More: 担* | *担 | *担*
Example Sentences
Mom feels a little worried.
He is in charge of the company as a manager.
Don't worry, everything will be fine.
She is very anxious about her exam results.
I will personally pick you up at the airport, don't worry.