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当 is a 6 stroke, simplified Chinese character and is pronounced as dāng in the first tone, however it can also be pronounced as dàng.

In traditional Chinese the characters or may be used instead.

It is made up of the components (small) and (snout).

  • ㄉㄤ



    • small

    • ㄐㄧ ˋ


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We found 2 pronunciations for 当


Definitions for 当 pronounced as dāng

  • to be
  • to act as
  • manage
  • withstand
  • when
  • during
  • ought
  • should
  • match equally
  • equal
  • same
  • obstruct
  • just at (a time or place)
  • on the spot
  • right
  • just at
  • (onom.) dong
  • ding dong (bell)

Definitions for 当 pronounced as dàng

  • at or in the very same...
  • suitable
  • adequate
  • fitting
  • proper
  • to replace
  • to regard as
  • to think
  • to pawn
  • (coll.) to fail (a student)


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