dà big; great; large; very


A person with arms outstretched, signifying 'big'
Number of strokes: 3


Index 37 used in: used in: fū (husband) ; měi (beautiful) ; mò (do not) ; qí (strange) ; qìng (celebrate) ; shī (to lose) ; tài (too) ; tiān (sky) ; tóu (head) ; yāng (center)

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stroke order for 大
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大庆 Daqing, Heilongjiang
大连 Dalian, Liaoning
大同 Datong, Shanxi
大理 Dali, Yunnan


不撒大网不得大鱼 bú sǎ dà wǎng bù dé dà yú Need to think big if to succeed
粗枝大叶 cū zhī dà yè Lack of attention to detail
大发雷霆 dà fā léi tíng Fly into a furious rage
大手大脚 dà shǒu dà jiaǒ Lavish and grandiose expenditure on tasteless trifles
大智若愚 dà zhì ruò yú A wise person holds his counsel
雷声大,雨点小 léi shēng dà, yǔ diǎn xiǎo Overly portentous. Reality does not match expectations


大鼠 dà shǔ rat
Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists

Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists

Modern History

The tales of the heroic struggle of thousands of soldiers over thousands of miles of challenging terrain were held up as the pivotal episode in the early days of the Communist party. It was during the Long March that Mao Zedong emerged as leader with his own vision for the future of China.
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