Listen to pronunciation (Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)
Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced dàng. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.
equal, to serve as, in the presence of someone, appropriate, to pawn, to be equal to, to be used as
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 当 ( dāng ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
当 ( dang / dāng ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 当 ( dang / dāng ) ⓘWriting in Pinyin Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication. If you cannot use Chinese charactes, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).
Wo xiang dang daifu.
Wŏ xiăng dāng dàifu. – English translation: I want to be a doctor.
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当 is composed of 6 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
of course | originally
当 ( dang / dāng ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 71)
Chinese example words containing the character 当 ( dang / dāng )
不敢当 ( bù găndāng = You flatter me ),当地 ( dāngdì = local ),当年 ( dāngnián = this year ),当然 ( dāngrán = certainly ),当时 ( dāngshí = at that time ),当心 ( dāngxīn = to be careful ),当作 ( dāngzuò = as ),相当 ( xiāngdāng = quite ),应当 ( yīngdāng = ought to )