1. 当 is the 71st most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 118 words.
  4. appears as a component in 4 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (small), (pig snout)
Graphical :
=> , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. dang1 - to be/to act as/manage/withstand/when/during/ought/should/match equally/equal/same/obstruct/just at (a time or place)/on the spot/right/just at
  2. dang4 - at or in the very same.../suitable/adequate/fitting/proper/to replace/to regard as/to think/to pawn/(coll.) to fail (a student)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

当年 (當年)
当时 (當時)
当然 (當然)

Medium Frequency

上当 (上當)
不当 (不當)
亚当 (亞當)
便当 (便當)
充当 (充當)
叮当 (叮當)
得当 (得當)
恰当 (恰當)
应当 (應當)
担当 (擔當)
理所当然 (理所當然)
当下 (當下)
当中 (當中)
当事人 (當事人)
当今 (當今)
当代 (當代)
当作 (當作)
当做 (當做)
当兵 (當兵)
当初 (當初)
当前 (當前)
当地 (當地)
当场 (當場)
当天 (當天)
当家 (當家)
当局 (當局)
当心 (當心)
当成 (當成)
当日 (當日)
当晚 (當晚)
当当 (當當)
当真 (當真)
当众 (當眾)
当红 (當紅)
当选 (當選)
当面 (當面)
相当 (相當)
相当于 (相當於)
适当 (適當)
麦当劳 (麥當勞)
麦当娜 (麥當娜)

Appears In:

also appears in:
Decomposition Levels:
Level 1: Only divided once. So only two components.
Level 2: Radical Decomposition. The character gets decomposed into its lowest radical components. For the complete list visit the Radical wikipedia page.
Level 3: Graphical Decomposition. Shows all the strokes & lowest level of components that make up the character.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.