Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

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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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 144
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 120
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 85
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《天官書》 Astronomy 65
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 57
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 41
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
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 34
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 定公 Lord Ding 32

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
大车 大車 大車 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧王‧大車 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wang - Da Che 11
大邦 大邦 控于大邦 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄘‧載馳 Lessons from the states - Odes of Yong - Zai Chi 8
大命 大命 大命以傾 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧蕩之什‧蕩 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Dang - Dang 8
大江 大江 大江自有分流水 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧召南‧江有汜 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Jiang You Si 6
小大 小大 政有小大 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 5
大明 大明 大明 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧大明 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Da Ming 4
大任 大任 大任有身 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧大明 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Da Ming 4
大康 大康 無已大康 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧唐‧蟋蟀 Lessons from the states - Odes of Tang - Xi Shuai 3
大坏 大壞 召穆公傷周室大壞也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧蕩之什‧蕩 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Dang - Dang 3
大平 大平 大平也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧既醉 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Ji Jiu 3