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当 dāng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

当 (dāng) English Meaning

  • 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

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 就当在家一样。
    Jiù dāng zàijiā yì yàng.
    Make yourself at home.
  • 当政客得脸皮厚。
    Dāng zhèngkè dé liǎnpí hòu.
    You need a thick skin to be a politician.
  • 她非常想当口译。
    Tā fēicháng xiǎng dāng kou yì.
    She has a strong wish to work as an interpreter.
  • 我想当体育记者。
    Wǒ xiǎng dāng tǐyù jìzhě.
    I want to be a sport reporter.
  • 他当推销员为生。
    Tā dāng tuīxiāo yuán wéi shēng.
    He makes a living as a salesman.
  • 他以当老师为生。
    Tā yǐ dāng lǎoshī wéi shēng.
    He earned his living as a teacher.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 dang
  • ⺌ (xiǎo): small
  • 彐 (jì): snout

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

  • 当地(dāng dì): local; in the locality
  • 当心(dāng xīn): to take care; to look out
  • 上当(shàng dàng): taken in (by somebody’s deceit); to be fooled; to be duped
  • 相当(xiāng dāng): equivalent to; appropriate; considerably; to a certain extent; fairly

HSK 6 Word List

  • 不敢当(bù gǎn dāng): lit. I dare not (accept the honor); fig. I don’t deserve your praise; you flatter me
  • 充当(chōng dāng): to serve as; to act as; to play the role of
  • 当场(dāng chǎng): at the scene; on the spot
  • 当初(dāng chū): at that time; originally
  • 当代(dāng dài): the present age; the contemporary era
  • 当面(dāng miàn): to somebody’s face; in somebody’s presence
  • 当前(dāng qián): current; today’s; modern; present; to be facing (us)
  • 当事人(dāng shì rén): persons involved or implicated; party (to an affair)
  • 当务之急(dāng wù zhī jí): top priority job; matter of vital importance
  • 当选(dāng xuǎn): be elected
  • 理所当然(lǐsuǒdāng rán): as it should be by rights (idiom); proper and to be expected as a matter of course; inevitable and right
  • 恰当(qià dàng): appropriate; suitable
  • 妥当(tuǒdang): appropriate; proper; ready
  • 正当(zhèng dāng): honest; reasonable; fair; sensible; timely; just (when needed)
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