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Meaning of 大

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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; older (than); oldest; eldest; greatly; very much; (dialect) father; father's elder or younger brother
    Chinese Definition:
    ①指面积、体积、容量、数量、强度、力量超过一般或超过所比较的对象,与“小”相对:大厅。大政。大气候。夜郎自大。大腹便便。
    ②指大小的对比:这间房有那间两个大。
    ③规模广,程度深,性质重要:大局。大众。
    ④用于“不”后,表示程度浅或次数少:不大高兴。
    ⑤年长,排行第一:老大。
    ⑥敬辞:大作。大名。大手笔。
    ⑦时间更远:大前年。
    ⑧(大夫)古代官职,位于“。
    ⑨超过事物一半,不很详细,不很准确:大概。大凡。卿”之下,“士”之上。

    Example Words:
    大家 [ jiā ]: everyone; influential family; great expert
    大概 [ gài ]: roughly; probably; rough; approximate; about; general idea
    大约 [ yuē ]: approximately; probably
    大夫 [ ]: senior official (in imperial China)
    大使馆 [ shǐ guǎn ]: embassy; Classifiers:
  • Pinyin: dài

    English Definition: see 大夫
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(大夫)医生(“(大王)戏曲、旧小说中对强盗首领的称呼(“夫”读轻声)。“王”读轻声)。
    Example Words:
    大夫 [ dài fu ]: doctor; physician
    大王 [ dài wang ]: robber baron (in opera, old stories); magnate
    光禄大夫 [ guāng dài fu ]: honorific title during Tang to Qing times, approx. "Glorious grand master"
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