7 matches found

Simplified 简体Traditional 繁體Pinyin 拼音English 英文Grammar 语法Notes 注释
děng et cetera / and so on 名词 Noun (noun) For example, 枪支控制和健保等问题 'gun control, health insurance, etc problems.'(VOA 2016-01-18) 等 is used in this sense in both modern (NCCED '等' 6) and literary Chinese. Middle Chinese: tongX (Kroll '等' 4)
děng to wait 动词 Verb (verb) In this sense 等 has a similar meaning to 等候 or 等待. 等 is used in this sense in both modern (NCCED '等' v 1) and literary Chinese (Ci Yuan '等' 6; GHC '等' 5).
děng degree / kind 量词 Measure Word (measure word) (NCCED '等' v 1; Ci Yuan '等' 3)
děng plural 词尾 Suffix (suffix) In this sense 等 used at the end of a list or after a personal pronoun (NCCED '等' 5, 7; GHC '等' 4).
děng to be equal 动词 Verb (verb) Synonym discussion: in this sense xx has a similar meaning to 相同 or 一样 (Kroll '等' 1; NCCED '等' 1; GHC '等' 1).
děng degree / level 名词 Noun (noun) Synonym discussion: in this sense 等 has a similar meaning to 级别 (Kroll '等' 2; NCCED '等' 2; GHC '等' 3; Ci Yuan '等' 1). For example, 見同等不起 'nor will he rise when he sees others (come in) of the same rank as himself.' (The Classic of Rites, Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 《禮記‧曲禮上》 , trans. Legge) Also, 客若降等 'If a guest be of lower rank ...' (ibid)
děng to compare 动词 Verb (verb) (Kroll 等 3; Ci Yuan '等' 5; GHC '等' 4)

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