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English Definitionto hold a governmental office or post; to assume office of; to take charge of; to serve as
Simplified Script担任
Traditional Script擔任
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄢ ㄖㄣˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)daam1jam6
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
dānto undertake; to carry; to shoulder; to take responsibility
rènto assign; to appoint; to take up a post; office; responsibility; to let; to allow; to give free rein to; no matter (how, what etc); measure word for the number of terms served in office, post, or rank; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
担心dānxīnanxious; worried; uneasy; to worry; to be anxious
担负dānfùto shoulder; to bear; to undertake
担保dānbǎoto guarantee; to vouch for
担忧dānyōuto worry; to be concerned
担当dāndāngto take upon oneself; to assume responsibility
Words With Same Tail Word    
责任zérènresponsibility; blame; duty
主任zhǔrèndirector; head
信任xìnrènto trust; to have confidence in
班主任bānzhǔ rènteacher in charge of a class
连任liánrènto continue in (a political) office; to serve for another term of office
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