dà big; great; large; very


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


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


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 an extreme 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 hold his counsel
雷声大,雨点小 léi shēng dà, yǔ diǎn xiǎo Overly portentous. Reality did not match expectation


大鼠 dà shǔ rat
The governance of modern China

The governance of modern China

Modern History

Governing 1,400 million people is no mean feat. China's structure of government is a power pyramid with the President at its head. In theory the people elect representatives who decide policy, in practise the ruling elite are rarely challenged by the democratic process. However the strong military involvement in government has been on the wane for over 25 years.
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