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Pronunciation :
Meaning :
  1. big; large; great. (adj)
  2. eldest. (adj)
  3. age. (adj)
  4. For [dài] : same as 大(dà), used in 大夫(doctor, physician), 大王(king). (adj)
Radical :
Strokes : 3
Traditional :
Usage : 81.8%
Also as : dài
1. The picture isn’t large enough.
zhè zhāng zhào piàn gòu
: this
: (measure word) used for paper, paintings, leather, etc.; beds, tables, etc.; mouths and faces; bows
照片 : photo
: not
: enough
: large
2. His eldest son has gone to school.
de ér shàng xué le
他的 : his
: eldest
儿子 : son
: go to
: school
: in order to (do something there)
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
3. How old is your child?
de hái zi duō le ?
你的 : your
孩子 : child
: (used in questions) to what extent
: old, age
: (particle) indicating that something has happened
4. He is a famous doctor.
shì yǒu míng wàng de dài
: he
: be
: (measure word) before nouns without special measure words of their own
: have
名望 : fame, good reputation
: (particle) used to form a noun phrase or nominal expression
大夫 : doctor

2 thoughts on “大”

    1. Hi anritsi,
      大夫 is usually used in China ancient times and in spoken Chinese.
      In formal and daily conversation, you should always use 医生.

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