當時

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See also: 当時 and 当时

Chinese[edit]

 
to act as; represent; equal
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
 
o'clock; time; when
o'clock; time; when; hour; season; period
trad. (當時)
simp. (当时)

Etymology[edit]

Taiwanese Hokkien “when” probably comes from a semantic shift from “at that time”; the pronunciation difference is used to distinguish the two senses (Yang, 2002).

Pronunciation 1[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/1
Initial () (5) (25)
Final () (101) (19)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/tɑŋ/ /d͡ʑɨ/
Pan
Wuyun
/tɑŋ/ /d͡ʑɨ/
Shao
Rongfen
/tɑŋ/ /d͡ʑie/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/taŋ/ /d͡ʑɨ/
Li
Rong
/tɑŋ/ /ʑiə/
Wang
Li
/tɑŋ/ /ʑĭə/
Bernard
Karlgren
/tɑŋ/ /ʑi/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
dāng chí
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
dong1 si4

Pronoun[edit]

當時

  1. at that time; at the time
    當時今天 [MSC, trad.]
    当时今天 [MSC, simp.]
    dāngshí tīng nǐ de le, cái yǒu jīntiān ya. [Pinyin]
    If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be where I am today.
    人物畫當時可謂登峰造極 [MSC, trad.]
    人物画当时可谓登峰造极 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā de rénwùhuà zài dāngshí kěwèi dēngfēngzàojí. [Pinyin]
    His painting of people attained a level never known before.
    當時坐月子病根 [MSC, trad.]
    当时坐月子病根 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè shì dāngshí zuòyuèzi lào xià de bìnggēn. [Pinyin]
    This symptom is caused by the previous improper postpartum care that she received.
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Pronunciation 2[edit]


Adverb[edit]

當時

  1. at once; immediately; right away
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Pronunciation 3[edit]


Adverb[edit]

當時

  1. (Taiwanese Hokkien) when
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Pronunciation 4[edit]


Verb[edit]

當時

  1. (Zhangzhou Hokkien) to be in fashion; to be in vogue
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Adverb[edit]

當時

  1. (Zhangzhou Hokkien) in the process of; currently
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