大约 dà yuē: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

大约 (dà yuē) English Meaning

  • approximately
  • about

Traditional Characters:  大約

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.

约 forms words in:

HSK 4 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.  PLEASE NOTE:  This character is also pronounced yāo, but not within any level of HSK vocabulary.

Sample Sentences

  • 大约
    Dàyuē
    Probably.
  • 那间旅馆的住宿费大约要20元一晚呢。
    nà jiān lǚguǎn de zhùsù fèi dàyuē yào 20 yuán yī wǎn ne.
    That hotel probably costs about 20 yuan a night.
  • 大约十点钟吗?
    Dàyuē shí diǎn zhōng ma?
    Is it about ten o’clock?
  • 她大约跟我同年纪。
    Tā dàyuē gēn wǒ tóng niánjì.
    She’s about my age.
  • 我花了大约五十美元。
    Wǒ huāle dàyuē wǔshí měiyuán.
    I paid about fifty dollars.
  • 我大约6点半来接你。
    Wǒ dàyuē 6 diǎn bàn lái jiē nǐ.
    I’ll pick you up at about 6:30.
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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

约 (yuē): to make an appointment; to invite; approximately; pact; treaty; to economize; to restrict; to reduce (a fraction); concise; (yāo) to weigh in a balance or on a scale

  • 纟 (sī): silk
  • 勺 (sháo): spoon; ladle; CL: 把(bǎ); abbreviation for 公勺(gōng sháo), centiliter (unit of volume)

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 约

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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