dà big; great; large; very

Note

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

Radical

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

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 大
Stroke order for character 大, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

大庆 Daqing, Heilongjiang
大连 Dalian, Liaoning
大同 Datong, Shanxi
大理 Dali, Yunnan

Proverbs

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

Also

大鼠 dà shǔ rat

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