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v. work as, be, act as
80%     120%
Other meanings
[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]   v. match or be equal to; regard or treat as; think; to pawn; (in Taiwan) to fail (an exam)
[dàng]   char. right or proper, when things happen
    pig snout (for )
    field (for )
'当' is part of the following simplified words:
 挡 档 筜 裆 铛
'当' is part of the following traditional words:
 擋 檔 簹 襠 鐺

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.
tā bì yè zhī hòu dāng le lǜ shī .
phr. She worked as a lawyer after her graduation.
tā lì zhì dāng yī shēng
phr. He aims to become a doctor.
dāng lǎo shī
phr. to be a teacher
xiǎng dāng lǎo shī
phr. want to be a teacher
wó xiǎng dāng yī shēng .
phr. I want to become a doctor.
wèi le dāng gè wài jiāo guān, bǎ cù jìn zhōng rì yóu hǎo dàng zuò yì shēng de gōng zuò .
phr. To work as a diplomat, make the promotion of China-Japan friendship one's lifework.