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n./m. load, burden; a unit of weight (50 kilograms), used for things carried on a shoulder pole
Other meanings
[dān]   v. carry on a shoulder pole
[dān]   v. to undertake, to take on

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.
dàn zi
n. a carrying pole and the loads on it, burden, responsibility
zhòng dàn
n. heavy burden, difficult task, great responsibility
biǎn dàn
n. carrying pole, shoulder pole
yì bǎi shì jīn wéi yí dàn
phr. One hundred jin equals one dan.
yí dàn shuǐ
phr. two buckets of water carried on a shoulder pole
tiāo dàn
phr. carry a load on a shoulder pole
qiān jīn wàn dàn
idiom. (to describe) a lot of responsibility; very heavy burden