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English Definitionto undertake; to assume (responsibility etc)
Simplified Script承担
Traditional Script承擔
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔㄥˊ ㄉㄢ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sing4daam1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
chéngto bear; to carry; to hold; to continue; to undertake; to take charge; owing to; due to; to receive; (Chinese surname); Cheng (c. 2000 BC), third of the legendary Flame Emperors 炎帝 descended from Shennong 神农 Farmer God
dānto undertake; to carry; to shoulder; to take responsibility

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
承认chéngrènto admit; to concede; to recognize; recognition (diplomatic, artistic etc); to acknowledge
承包chéngbāoto contract; to undertake (a job)
承受chéngshòuto bear; to support; to inherit
承诺chéngnuòto promise; to undertake to do something; commitment
承办chéngbànto undertake; to accept a contract
Words With Same Tail Word    
负担fùdānburden; to bear a burden
分担fēndānto share (a burden, a cost, a responsibility)
零担língdānless-than-truck-load freight (LTL) (transportation)
税负担shuìfù dāntax burden
经济负担jīngjì fùdāneconomic burden
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