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English Definitionthen; at that time; while
See alsodàngshí at once; right away
Simplified Script当时
Traditional Script當時
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄤ ㄕˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dong1si4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (时间) time word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
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
shío'clock; time; when; hour; season; period; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
当然dāngránonly natural; as it should be; certainly; of course; without doubt
当前dāngqiáncurrent; today's; modern; present; to be facing (us)
当年dāngniánin those days; then; in those years; during that time
当初dāngchūat that time; originally
Words With Same Tail Word    
同时tóngshíat the same time; simultaneously
及时jíshíin time; promptly; without delay; timely
临时línshías the time draws near; at the last moment; temporary; interim; ad hoc
暂时zànshítemporary; provisional; for the time being
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