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English Definitionshould; to deserve
Simplified Script该当
Traditional Script該當
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄞ ㄉㄤ
Cantonese (Jyutping)goi1dong1
Word Decomposition
gāishould; ought to; probably; must be; to deserve; to owe; to be somebody's turn to do something; that; the above-mentioned
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

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Words With Same Head Word    
该死gāisǐDamn it!; damned; wretched
该亚gāiyàGaea, the Earth Goddess and mother of the Titans
该博gāibóerudite; broad and profound; learned
该隐gāiyǐnCain (name); Cain (biblical character), a figure of Judeo-Christian-Muslim mythology
Words With Same Tail Word    
应当yīngdāngshould; ought to
相当xiāngdāngequivalent to; appropriate; considerably; to a certain extent; fairly; quite
不敢当bùgǎn dānglit. I dare not (accept the honor); fig. I don't deserve your praise; you flatter me
正当zhèngdāngtimely; just (when needed)
充当chōngdāngto serve as; to act as; to play the role of
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