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The Chinese word dan - 担 - dān
(to carry in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced dàn. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

to carry, load,
to take a responsibility, burden, to undertake, responsibility

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Chinese characters  ( dan / dān ) with pronunciation (English translation: to carry )
担 ( dan / dān ) in traditional characters

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to worry  |  to assume
担 ( dan / dān ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 852)
Chinese example words containing the character 担 ( dan / dān )
担任 ( dānrèn = hold the post of ), 担心 ( dānxīn = to worry )
Other characters that are pronounced dān in Chinese
More words that mean to carry in Chinese
( 负 ), tái ( 抬 ), ( 提 ), xié ( 携 )

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