Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

当 (當) dàng dāng

  1. dāng verb to be / to act as / to serve as
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Kroll '當' 2; NCCED 1 '当' 5)
  2. dāng preposition at or in the very same / be apposite
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CED 1 '当' 4; Kroll '當' 1; NCCED 1 '当' 7)
  3. dāng onomatopoeia dang
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Acoustics 声学
    Notes: As in the sound of a bell
  4. dāng preposition towards / to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Motion 运动
  5. dāng verb to accept / to bear / to support / to inherit
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (CED 2 '当' 2; NCCED 1 '当' 3)
  6. dāng verb to manage / to host
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: For example, 当家 'to manage a household' (CED 2 '当' 3; NCCED 1 '当' 2)
  7. dāng verb should
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: (CED 1 '当' 2; NCCED 1 '当' 9)
  8. dāng adjective at / contemporary
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
  9. dāng verb to block
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense, 当 is a function word that expresses simultaneity (NCCED 1 '当' 4; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 160). For example, 當在宋也 'When I was in Song' (Mengzi: 4.3/20/18, translation by Legge)
  10. dàng adjective suitable / correspond to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '當' dàng 1)
  11. dàng verb to be equal
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison 比较
    Notes: (CED 1 '当' 1; NCCED 1 '当' 1)
  12. dàng verb to face / to be in somebody's presence
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CED 1 '当' 3; NCCED 1 '当' 6)
  13. dāng noun end
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Position 位
    Notes: (NCCED 1 '当' 10)
  14. dàng onomatopoeia clang / jingle
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Acoustics 声学
    Notes: (CED 3 '当'; NCCED 2 '当')

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十五 列傳第六十五 藝術 Volume 95 Biographies 65: Arts 89
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十九 魏書二十九 方技傳 Volume 29: Book of Wei 29 - Biographies of fangshis and artisans 82
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第三 律曆下 曆法 Volume 93: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Three 76
History of Song 《宋史》 卷五十二 志第五 天文五 Volume 52 Treatises 5: Astronomy 5 70
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百八十 志第一百三十三 食貨下二 Volume 180 Treatises 133: Finance and Economics 2b 68
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷八十九 列傳第七十七: 藝術上 Volume 89 Biographies 77: Diviners 1 52
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第二 律曆中 賈逵論曆 永元論曆 延光論曆 漢安論曆 熹平論曆 論月食 Volume 91: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Two 49
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷101 氐 吐榖渾 宕昌 高昌 鄧至 蠻 獠 Volume 101: Di Peoples, Tuyuhun, Dangchang, Gaochang, Dengzhi, Man, Liao 45
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十八 魏書二十八 王毌丘諸葛鄧鍾傳 Volume 28: Book of Wei 28 - Biographies of Wang, Guanqiu, Zhuge, Deng and Zhong 45
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷六 魏書六 董二袁劉傳 Volume 6: Book of Wei 6 - Biographies of Dong, the two Yuans, and Liu 45