děng wait


Number of strokes: 12

Different tone

dēng (to ascend) dēng (lamp)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

男女平等 nán nǔ píng děng Treating men and women the same

Phrases

děng yī děng Wait a moment
děng yī děng Wait a moment

yì city; village

Origin

Picture of an enclosure with person kneeling hence a city or district. Often seen as radical 阝 to represent place.
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