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等 děng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

等 (děng) English Meaning

  • to wait for
  • to await
  • class (grade)
  • et cetera
  • and so on
  • et al. (and other authors)
  • after
  • as soon as
  • once

Traditional Character:  

Sample Sentences

  • 我会等。
    Wǒ huì děng.
    I will wait.
  • 他会等你。
    Tā huì děng nǐ.
    He’ll wait for you.
  • 你愿意等吗?
    Nǐ yuànyì děng ma?
    Would you like to wait?
  • 我可以等你。
    Wǒ kěyǐ děng nǐ.
    I can wait for you.
  • 我不能等你。
    Wǒ bùnéng děng nǐ.
    I can’t wait for you.

Stroke Order & Character Components

等 (děng): class; rank; grade; equal to; same as; to wait for; to await; et cetera; and so on; et al. (and other authors); after; as soon as; once

  •  (shì): bamboo
  •  (tǔ): earth
  •  (cùn): thumb
  •  (sì): Buddhist temple; mosque; government office (old)
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