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当 (當) dāng dàng

  1. dāng verb to be / to act as / to serve as
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: (Kroll '當' 2; NCCED 1 '当' 5)
  2. dāng preposition at or in the very same / be apposite
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (CED 1 '当' 4; Kroll '當' 1; NCCED 1 '当' 7)
  3. dāng preposition towards / to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Motion 运动
  4. dāng verb to accept / to bear / to support / to inherit
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: (CED 2 '当' 2; NCCED 1 '当' 3)
  5. 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)
  6. dāng verb should
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: (CED 1 '当' 2; NCCED 1 '当' 9)
  7. dāng adjective at / contemporary
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
  8. dāng verb to block
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    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)
  9. dàng adjective suitable / correspond to
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '當' dàng 1)
  10. 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)
  11. dàng verb to face / to be in somebody's presence
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (CED 1 '当' 3; NCCED 1 '当' 6)
  12. dāng noun end
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Position 位
    Notes: (NCCED 1 '当' 10)
  13. dàng onomatopoeia clang / jingle
    Domain: Sound 声
    Notes: (CED 3 '当'; NCCED 2 '当')

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《扁鵲倉公列傳》 Biographies of Bian Que and the Duke of Cang 32
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《衛將軍驃騎列傳》 Biography of Cavalry General Wei 23
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《天官書》 Astronomy 23
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 19
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《龜策列傳》 Biographies of Diviners 17
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《建元以來侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises since the Jianyuan Period 17
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《匈奴列傳》 Treatise on the Xiongnu 16
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 16
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu 15
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句下》 Commentary on Li Lou II 14

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
《心部》 Xīn Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
老虎百兽 猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment d (2016-01-30) in Media articles 1
似乎停止 英雄犬 Hero dog - Fragment b (2015-12-29) in Media articles 1
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10. 《鄉黨》 Xiang Dang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
15. 《衛靈公》 Wei Ling Gong in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
19. 《子張》 Zi Zhang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
之中 《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
有所而後 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《馬蹄》 Horses's Hoofs in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《胠篋》 Cutting open Satchels in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 4
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋丘》 Explanation of Hills in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋魚》 Explanation of Fish in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 3
《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 16
《玉部》 Yù Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《艸部》 Cǎo Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1