大夫 dài fu: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

大夫 (dài fu) English Meaning

  • doctor
  • minister of state (in pre-Han states)

Traditional Characters:  大夫

大 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all. PLEASE NOTE:  This character is also pronounced in other HSK 4 words and in other HSK levels.

夫 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 4 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)
  • (wèi)

Sample Sentences

  • 她以为我是大夫。
    Tā yǐwéi wǒ shì dàfū.
    She thought that I was a doctor.
  • 我父亲是个大夫。
    Wǒ fùqīn shìgè dàfū.
    My father’s a doctor.
  • 大夫治好了他的胃病。
    Dàfū zhì hǎole tā de wèibìng.
    The doctor cured him of his stomach trouble.
  • 你不请大夫来,他就得死了。
    Nǐ bù qǐng dàfū lái, tā jiù dé sǐle.
    He will certainly die if you don’t call a doctor.
  • 由于肥胖,大夫叫我停止吃肉。
    Yóuyú féipàng, dàfū jiào wǒ tíngzhǐ chī ròu.
    The doctor told me to cut out meat for my fat.
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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

夫 (fū): husband; man; manual worker; conscripted laborer (old)

  •  (yī): one
  •  (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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 夫

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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