Last modified on 18 May 2015, at 00:20



(surname); 4th heavenly stem; a Chinese surname
to act as; represent; equal; should; fitting; suitable; adequate; proper; replace; to be; to hold a position; manage; withstand; when; during; ought; match equally; same; obstruct; just at (a time or place); on the spot; right; just at
trad. (丁當)
simp. (丁当)

Alternative formsEdit




  1. ding dong, the sound of a bell or doorbell
  2. tinkle, jingle
  3. the sound of wind chimes
    丁當丁當 [MSC, trad.]
    丁当丁当 [MSC, simp.]
    Fēng líng dīngdāngdīngdāng xiǎng. [Pinyin]
    The wind chimes go "ding dong".

Usage notesEdit

  • It is sometimes doubled as in the example sentence above.

Related termsEdit