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English Definitionshould; ought to
Simplified Script应当
Traditional Script應當
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄥ ㄉㄤ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jing1dong1
Part of Speech(副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
yīngto agree (to do something); should; ought to; must; (legal) shall
dāngto 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

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
应该yīnggāiought to; should; must
应分yīngfènshould be divided; part of the job; one's duty under the circumstances
应名yīngmíngnominally; in name only
应城yīngchéngYingcheng district of Xiaogan city 孝感市, Hubei
应届yīngjièthis year's; the current year's
Words With Same Tail Word    
相当xiāngdāngequivalent to; appropriate; considerably; to a certain extent; fairly; quite
不敢当bùgǎn dānglit. I dare not (accept the honor); fig. I don't deserve your praise; you flatter me
正当zhèngdāngtimely; just (when needed)
充当chōngdāngto serve as; to act as; to play the role of
担当dāndāngto take upon oneself; to assume responsibility
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