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大概 dà gài: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

大概 (dà gài) English Meaning

  • roughly
  • probably
  • rough
  • approximate
  • about

Traditional Characters:  大概

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 dài in another HSK 4 word.

概 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 那个可怜的家伙,虽然不是懦夫,但一提到打针,脸都吓白了。
    Nàgè kělián de jiāhuo, suīrán bùshì nuòfū, dàn yī tí dào dǎzhēn, liǎn dōu xià báile.
    The poor guy, though not a coward, paled at the mention of a shot.
  • 她大概跟你一样高。
    Tā dàgài gēn nǐ yīyàng gāo.
    She’s about the same height as you.
  • 大概会花多少时间?
    Dàgài huì huā duōshǎo shíjiān?
    About how long will it take?
  • 我大概五点到这里。
    Wǒ dàgài wǔ diǎn dào zhèlǐ.
    I arrived here about five o’clock.
  • 我通常大概7点起床。
    Wǒ tōngcháng dàgài 7 diǎn qǐchuáng.
    I used to get up at about
  • 这仅仅是个大概数字。
    Zhè jǐnjǐn shìgè dàgài shùzì.
    This is just an approximate
  • 演唱会大概持续三个小时。
    Yǎnchàng huì dàgài chíxù sān gè xiǎoshí.
    The concert will probably last three hours.
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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

概 (gài): general; approximate

  • 木 (mù): tree
  • 艮 (gěn): decided
  • 无 (wú): without
  • 既 (jì): already; since; both… (and…)

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 概

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 概括 (gài kuò): to summarize; to generalize; briefly; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 概念 (gài niàn): concept; idea; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 气概 (qì gài): lofty quality; mettle; spirit

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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