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English Definitiononly natural; as it should be; certainly; of course; without doubt
Simplified Script当然
Traditional Script當然
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄤ ㄖㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dong1jin4
Part of Speech(副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Basic
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
ráncorrect; right; so; thus; like this; -ly

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
当时dāngshíthen; at that time; while
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    
虽然suīránalthough; even though; even if
突然tūránsudden; abrupt; unexpected
忽然hūránsuddenly; all of a sudden
自然zìránnature; natural; naturally
仍然réngránstill; yet
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