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当然 dāng rán: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

当然 (dāng rán) English Meaning

  • of course
  • without doubt
  • only natural
  • as it should be
  • certainly

Traditional Characters: 當然

当 forms words in:

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然 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 当然!
    Dāngrán!
    Of course.
  • 我当然不答应!
    Wǒ dāngrán bù dāyìng!
    I certainly will not!
  • 是的,当然可以。
    Shì de, dāngrán kěyǐ.
    Yes, certainly.
  • 是,是啊,当然。
    Shì, shì a, dāngrán.
    Yes, yes, of course.
  • 她当然会讲英语。
    Tā dāngrán huì jiǎng yīngyǔ.
    Of course she can speak English.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

当 (dāng): to act as; to be; manage; withstand; when; during; ought; should; match equally; equal; same; obstruct; just at (a time or place); on the spot; right; just at

  • ⺌ (xiǎo): small
  • 彐 (jì): snout

然 (rán): correct; right; so; thus; like this; -ly

  •  (yuè): flesh
  •  (quǎn): dog
  •  (biāo): fire, legs

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 当

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 当(dāng): to be; manage; withstand; when; during; ought; should; match equally; equal; same; obstruct; just at (a time or place); on the spot; right; just at
  • 当时(dāng shí): then; at that time; while

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 然

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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