Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: dang1
Zhuyin: ㄉㄤ
English Meaning: 1. when, just at, during 2. to be, to serve as, to act as 3. to manage, to withstand 4. to take one's turn 5. ought, should 6. current 7. to face, to turn towards 8. to match equally, to equal, to be equal to 9. to treat something/someone as

Example Sentences:

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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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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wo3 ke3 yi3 dang1 ni3 de5 zhong1 wen2 lao3 shi1 ma5?
May I be your Chinese teacher?
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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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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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ta1 xiang3 dang1 ya2 yi1.
She wants to become a dentist.
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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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