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Pronunciation : dāng
Meaning :
  1. should. (v)
  2. just at (a time or place). (prep)
  3. in somebody’s presence; in front of. (prep)
  4. act as. (v)
  5. bear; accept; deserve. (v)
  6. direct; manage; be in charge of. (n)
  7. the sound of a gong or a bell. (onomatopoeia)
Radical :
Strokes : 6
Traditional : 當 ; 噹 ( Stroke Order 1 ; Stroke Order 2 )
Usage : 64.2%
Notes : also as dàng
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
当然
dāng rán
: without doubt; certainly
2.
当时
dāng shí
: then; at that time
3.
当前
dāng qián
: present; current
4.
当地
dāng dì
: at the place in question; in the locality
5.
当中
dāng zhōng
: in the centre; among
6.
当作
dāng zuò
: regard … as
7.
应当
yīng dāng
: should; ought to
8.
相当
xiāng dāng
: appropriate; quite
9.
不敢当
bù gǎn dāng
: (used in reply to a compliment or a complimentary gesture) I really don’t deserve this
Sentences:
1. We should adhere to our opinions.
men yīng dāng jiān chí men de jiàn
我们 : we
应当 : should
坚持 : persist in; insist
我们的 : our
意见 : opinion
2. His grandfather passed away while he was in America.
dāng zài měi guó shí ye shì le
: when
: he
: at
美国 : America
: time
: he, his
爷爷 : grandfather
去世 : passed away
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
3. Speak out in the presence of everyone.
dāng zhe tán yi tán
: in front of
: indicating an accompanying action or state
大家 : everyone
谈一谈 : have a talk
4. He intends to become a teacher.
suàn dāng jiào shī
: he
打算 : intend, plan
: become
教师 : teacher
5. Of course this is the best way to do it.
zhè yàng zuò dāng rán zuì hǎo
这样 : this
: do
当然 : of course; certainly
最好 : best
6. The chiming of the bell.
dang dang de zhōng shēng
当当 : chiming
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
钟声 : bell
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