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
Are they going to assist you or block your progress?
With the brim down, she could scarcely see the gate for all the plants moving in front of it.
For minutes, I hate everybody, but mostly the half-baked morons with pushchairs blocking the pavement.
Learn to shift gear at the right moment while driving.
That chair is in the way, move it please.