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大 dà: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

大 (dà) English Meaning

  • big
  • huge
  • large
  • major
  • great
  • wide
  • deep
  • older (than)
  • oldest
  • eldest
  • greatly
  • very much
  • (dialect) father
  • father’s elder or younger brother

Traditional Character:

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.  PLEASE NOTE:  This character is also pronounced dài in HSK 4.

Sample Sentences

  • 他是个大男孩。
    Tā shì gè dà nánhái.
    He’s a big boy.
  • 他们非常大。
    Tāmen fēicháng dà.
    They are very big.
  • 那飞机真大!
    Nà fēijī zhēn dà!
    How huge that airplane is!
  • 她比他大。
    Tā bǐ tā dà.
    She’s older than him.
  • 它相当大。
    Tā xiāngdāng dà.
    It’s quite large.

Stroke Order & Character Components

大 (dà): big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; older (than); oldest; eldest; greatly; very much; (dialect) father; father's elder or younger brother

  • (dà): big

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 大

HSK 1 Word List

  • 大 (dà): big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; oldest; eldest

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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