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Stroke order
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Etymology

The character represents a person with arms stretched out as far as possible, implying the meaning of big/great/large. This is in contrast to which represents a person with lowered arms.

Han character

(radical 37 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 大 (K), four-corner 40030)

  1. big, great, vast, large, high

Antonyms

References

  • KangXi: page 248, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5831
  • Dae Jaweon: page 492, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 520, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5927

Cantonese

Hanzi

(jyutping daai6, Yale daai6)


Japanese

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

  • 大安 (たいあん, taian) lucky day
  • 大意 (たいい, taī) schema
  • 大家族 (だいかぞく, daikazoku) extended family
  • 大河 (おおかわ, ōkawa) river
  • 大河小説 (たいがしょうせつ, taigashōsetsu) saga novel
  • 大火 (たいか, taika) large fire
  • 大会 (たいかい, taikai) convention; rally
  • 大海 (たいかい, taikai) ocean; (おおうみ, ōumi) fabric pattern
  • 大学 (だいがく, daigaku) university
  • 大寒 (だいかん, daikan) midwinter
  • 大観 (たいかん, taikan) broad overview
  • 大関 (おおぜき, ōzeki) second highest sumo rank
  • 大気 (たいき, taiki) atmosphere
  • 大規模 (だいきぼ, daikibo) large-scale
  • 大儀 (たいぎ, taigi) state ceremony
  • 大義 (たいぎ, taigi) justice
  • 大逆 (たいぎゃく, taigyaku) high treason
  • 大挙 (たいきょ, taikyo) in force
  • 大虚 (たいきょ, taikyo) Taikyo
  • 大業 (おおわざ, ōwaza) great feat
  • 大局 (たいきょく, taikyoku) general situation
  • 大君 (おおきみ, ōkimi) emperor; king
  • 大群 (たいぐん, taigun) large herd; large flock; large crowd
  • 大軍 (たいぐん, taigun) large army
  • 大系 (たいけい, taikei) compendium
  • 大穴 (おおあな, ōana) large hole, deficit
  • 大言壮語 (たいげんそうご, taigensōgo) boasting; bragging
  • 大口 (おおぐち, ōguchi) large amount; big mouth; big talk
  • 大工 (だいく, daiku) carpenter
  • 大綱 (たいこう, taikō) fundamental principals; general outline
  • 大黒天 (だいこくてん, daikokuten) god of wealth
  • 大根 (だいこん, daikon) Japanese white radish
  • 大佐 (たいさ, taisa) colonel; navy captain
  • 大阪 (おおさか, ōsaka) Osaka
  • 大差 (たいさ, taisa) great difference
  • 大罪 (だいざい, daizai) serious crime
  • 大使 (たいし, taishi) ambassador
  • 大志 (たいし, taishi) ambition
  • 大事 (だいじ, daiji) important; serious
  • 大字 (おおあざ, ōagi) larger section of a village
  • 大樹 (たいじゅ, taiju) huge tree
  • 大衆 (たいしゅう, taishū) general public
  • 大暑 (たいしょ, taisho) midsummer's day
  • 大将 (たいしょう, taishō) general; admiral
  • 大小 (だいしょう, daisho) various sizes; large and small; a pair of swords worn together
  • 大丈夫 (だいじょうぶ, daijōbu) all right; okay; safe
  • 大食 (たいしょく, taishoku) gluttony
  • 大臣 (だいじん, daijin) cabinet minister
  • 大人 (おとな, otona) adult
  • 大西洋 (たいせいよう, taiseiyō) Atlantic Ocean
  • 大切 (たいせつ, taisetsu) important; valuable
  • 大戦 (たいせん, taisen) great battle; great war
  • 大胆 (だいたん, daiten) bold; daring
  • 大潮 (おおしお, ōshio) spring or flood tide
  • 大動脈 (だいどうみゃく, daidōmyaku) aorta
  • 大同小異 (だいどうしょうい, daidōshōi) with only minor differences
  • 大脳 (だいのう, dainō) brain
  • 大幅 (おおはば, ōhaba) full-width; drastic
  • 大名 (だいみょう, daimyō) fuedal lord
  • 大様 (おおよう, ōyō) large-hearted; generous
  • 大洋 (たいよう, taiyō) ocean
  • 大理石 (だいりせき, dairiseki) marble
  • 大陸 (たいりく, tairiku) continent
  • 大量 (たいりょう, tairyō) a large amount
  • 大和 (やまと, yamato) Yamato

Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): 대 (revised: dae, McCune-Reischauer: tae, Yale: tay)
  • Name (hangeul): 크다 (revised: keuda, McCune-Reischauer: k'ŭda, Yale: khuta)

Compounds


Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin (da4), Wade-Giles ta4)

Compounds


Middle Chinese

Han character

(*dhɑ̀i)


Min Nan

Hanzi

(POJ tōa (toa7), tāi (tai7))


Vietnamese

Han character

(đại, dãy, dảy)

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