Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: dang1
Zhuyin: ㄉㄤ
English Meaning: 1. when, just at, during 2. to be, to serve as 3. to manage, to withstand 4. to take one's turn 5. ought, should 6. current
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威廉王子打算退伍, 學當國王。
威廉王子打算退伍, 学当国王。
wei1 lian2 wang2 zi3 da3 suan4 tui4 wu3, xue2 dang1 guo2 wang2.
Prince William plans to leave the army to learn how to be a king.
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我們已經當了快要三年的筆友。
我们已经当了快要三年的笔友。
wo3 men5 yi3 jing1 dang1 le5 kuai4 yao4 san1 nian2 de5 bi3 you3.
We have been penpals for nearly three years now.
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我可以當你的中文老師嗎?
我可以当你的中文老师吗?
wo3 ke3 yi3 dang1 ni3 de5 zhong1 wen2 lao3 shi1 ma5?
May I be your Chinese teacher?
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昨天我吃了半個芭樂當晚餐。
昨天我吃了半个芭乐当晚餐。
zuo2 tian1 wo3 chi1 le5 ban4 ge5 ba1 le4 dang1 wan3 can1.
I had half a guava as my dinner yesterday.
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他在一間速食餐廳當服務生。
他在一间速食餐厅当服务生。
ta1 zai4 yi1 jian1 su4 shi2 can1 ting1 dang1 fu2 wu4 sheng1.
He worked as a waiter in a fast food restaurant.
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她想當牙醫。
她想当牙医。
ta1 xiang3 dang1 ya2 yi1.
She wants to become a dentist.
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他們在當了兩年的親密好友之後墜入愛河。
他们在当了两年的亲密好友之后坠入爱河。
ta1 men5 zai4 dang1 le5 liang3 nian2 de5 qin1 mi4 hao3 you3 zhi1 hou4 zhui4 ru4 ai4 he2.
They were close friends for two years before falling in love.
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