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dà dài tài

  1. adjective big / great / huge / large / major
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Scale 规模
    Notes: Middle Chinese: daH; the opposite of 小 'small'. For example, 大规模 'large scale.' Note that adjectives of size, like 大, must precede adjectives relating to shape. For example, 大黑马 'large black horse' (ABC 'dà' sv 1; CED '大' 1; GHC '大' 1; Kroll '大' 1; NCCED '大' 1; Sun 2006, loc. 1766).
  2. noun Kangxi radical 37
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7)
  3. dài proper noun Dai
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
  4. noun an element
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: (Kroll '大' 3)
  5. noun size
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Scale 规模
    Notes: For example, what is the size of the dog? 狗多大?(CED '大'; NCCED '大' 2)
  6. adjective old
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In the sense of 年长 (ABC 'dà' sv 3; CED '大' 6; GHC '大' 4; NCCED '大' 2). For example, as a very old age 年龄很大.
  7. adverb greatly
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Scale 规模
    Notes: For example, greatly terrified 大怖 (ABC 'dà' v 1; CED '大' 7; GHC '大' 6; NCCED '大' 4)
  8. adjective oldest
    Domain: Affixes 附类
    Notes: In this use, 大 is a 指大 'augmentative' prefix (Crystal 2008, 'augmentative'; Sun 2006, loc. 695). For example, big sister 大姐 (CED '大' 10; GHC '大' 5; NCCED '大' 5)
  9. noun adult
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Society 社会
    Notes: As in 大人 (NCCED '大' 6)
  10. tài adverb greatest / grand
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Same as 太 (GHC '大' 7; Kroll '大')
  11. dài noun an important person
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: As in 大夫 'doctor' (ABC 'dài'; CED '大'; NCCED '大')
  12. foreign da
    Domain: Foreign Language 外语
    Notes: Used to transliterate foreign names
  13. tài adverb greatest / grand
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Same as 太 (GHC '大' 7; Kroll '大')

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Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《天官書》 Astronomy 65
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 36
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months 35
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 32
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《大部》 Dà Radical 31
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 30
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu 29
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin 28
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《平準書》 Equalization 28
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 27

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
大庙 大廟 子入大廟 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 2
入大 入大 子入大廟 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 2
大宰 大宰 大宰問於子貢曰 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 9. 《子罕》 Zi Han 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
8. 《泰伯》 Tai Bo in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
不許 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 8
使 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 26
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 18
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 12
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
凡事 《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 11
死生 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 5
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋宮》 Explanation of the Court in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋器》 Explanation of Utensils in Er Ya 《爾雅》 5
《釋樂》 Explanation of Music in Er Ya 《爾雅》 10
左右 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 5
不得帝位 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 9
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 8
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 9