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: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: 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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Same as 太 (GHC '大' 7; Kroll '大')
  11. dài noun an important person
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Same as 太 (GHC '大' 7; Kroll '大')

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百十二 列傳第一百 俞大猷 戚繼光 劉顯 李錫 張元勳 Volume 212 Biographies 100: Yu Dayou, Qi Jiguang, Liu Xian, Li Xi, Zhang Yuanxun 152
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 141
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷五十三 志第五:  曆二 Volume 53 Treatises 6: Calendar 2 136
History of Song 《宋史》 卷六十 志第十三 天文十三 Volume 60 Treatises 13: Astronomy 13 121
History of Song 《宋史》 卷六十四 志第十七 五行二下 Volume 64 Treatises 17: Five Elements 2b 121
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 120
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷十  周本紀下第十:  高祖武帝 宣帝 靜帝 Volume 10 Northern Zhou Annals 1: Emperor Gaozu Wu, Emperor Xuan, Emperor Jing 111
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百五十一 志第一百〇四 輿服三 Volume 151 Treatises 104: Carriages and Clothes 3 111
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷20 志第15 天文中 Volume 20 Treatises 15: Astronomy 2 111
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 春官宗伯 第三 3. Office of Spring and Minister of Rites 105

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
大乱 大亂 天下大亂 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧召南‧野有死麕 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Ye You Si Jun 3