v. match or be equal to; regard or treat as; think; to pawn; (in Taiwan) to fail (an exam)
Other meanings
[dāng]   v. work as, be, act as
[dāng]   prep. when, just at
[dāng]   v. should, ought to; accept, deserve
[dāng]   char. be matched; be in charge of; to hold back, to block
[dāng]   prep. before, in front of
[dàng]   char. right or proper, when things happen
    pig snout (for )
    field (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
dàng zuò
v. treat as, regard as, look upon as
nǐ yí jù huà dàng wǒ men yì bǎi jù .
phr. One of your words is equivalent to a hundred of ours.
dàng zhēn
v./adv. treat or take something in a serious way; actually, really
dàng wǎn
pro. that evening, the same evening
dàng rì
pro. that very day, the same day
dàng pù
n. pawnshop
wǒ dàng shì shéi ne , yuán lái shì nǐ
phr. I thought it were somebody else -- it turned out to be you.