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English Definitionto fail (a student); to pawn; (of a computer or program) to crash; to stop working
Simplified Script当掉
Traditional Script當掉
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄤˋ ㄉㄧㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dong3diu6
Word Decomposition
dàngat or in the very same...; suitable; adequate; fitting; proper; to replace; to regard as; to think; to pawn; (coll.) to fail (a student)
diàoto fall; to drop; to lag behind; to lose; to go missing; to reduce; fall (in prices); to lose (value, weight etc); to wag; to swing; to turn; to change; to exchange; to swap; to show off; to shed (hair); (used after certain verbs to express completion, fulfillment, removal etc)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
当做dàngzuòto treat as; to regard as; to look upon as
当天dàngtiānthe same day
当作dàngzuòto treat as; to regard as
当事dàngshìto consider as a matter of importance; to be of importance
当夜dàngyèthat very night; the same night
Words With Same Tail Word    
失掉shīdiàoto lose; to miss
去掉qùdiàoto get rid of; to exclude; to eliminate; to remove; to delete; to strip out; to extract
丢掉diūdiàoto lose; to throw away; to discard; to cast away
乱掉luàndiàoto throw away; to discard
做掉zuòdiàoto kill; to get rid of; (sports) to defeat; to eliminate
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