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 dà big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother
 dài see 大夫[dai4 fu5]
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V dà V celebrity microblogger / influential microblogger
 dà jiā everyone / influential family / great expert
 dà xué university / college / CL:所[suo3]
 dà xiǎo dimension / magnitude / size / measurement / large and small / at any rate / adults and children / consideration of seniority
 dà liàng great amount / large quantity / bulk / numerous / generous / magnanimous
 dà xíng large / large-scale
 dà lù continent / mainland / CL:個|个[ge4],塊|块[kuai4]
 dà huì general assembly / general meeting / convention / CL:個|个[ge4],屆|届[jie4]
 dà dà greatly / enormously / (dialect) dad / uncle
 dà shà (used in the names of grand buildings such as 百老匯大廈|百老汇大厦 / Broadway Mansions (in Shanghai) or 帝國大廈|帝国大厦 / Empire State Building etc)
 dà gē eldest brother / big brother (polite address for a man of about the same age as oneself) / gang leader / boss
 dà shī great master / master
 Dà lián Dalian subprovincial city in Liaoning province 遼寧省|辽宁省 / in northeast China
 dà gài roughly / probably / rough / approximate / about / general idea
 dà quán all-inclusive / complete / comprehensive collection
 dà ren adult / grownup / title of respect toward superiors
 dà lì energetically / vigorously
 dà zhòng the masses / the great bulk of the population / popular (of music, science etc)
 dà shēng loud voice / in a loud voice / loudly
 dà yuē approximately / probably
 dà zhàn war / to wage war
 dà duō for the most part / many / most / the greater part / mostly
 dà fú a big margin / substantially
 dà mén entrance / door / gate / large and influential family
 dà xiào to laugh heartily / a belly laugh
 dà dǎn brazen / audacious / outrageous / bold / daring / fearless
 dà dì earth / mother earth
 dà dào main street / avenue
 dà piàn wide expanse / large area / vast stretch / extending widely / blockbuster movie
 dà shì major event / major political event (war or change of regime) / major social event (wedding or funeral) / (do sth) in a big way / CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1]
 dà jiē street / main street / CL:條|条[tiao2]
 dà jiǎng prize / award
 dà zhuān three-year college / junior college / professional training college
 dà tīng hall / lounge
 dà hàn big person / the great Han dynasty
 dà lóu building (a relatively large, multi-storey one) / CL:幢[zhuang4],座[zuo4]
 dà fang generous / magnanimous / stylish / in good taste / easy-mannered / natural and relaxed
 dà fāng expert / scholar / mother earth / a type of green tea
 dà hǎi sea / ocean
 dà nǎo brain / cerebrum
 dà yú greater than / bigger than / more than, >
 dà míng famous name / your distinguished name / one's formal personal name
 dà zuò your work (book, musical composition etc) (honorific) / to erupt / to begin abruptly
 dà duì group / a large body of / production brigade / military group
 dà dòu soybean
 dà gāng synopsis / outline / program / leading principles
 dà zhì more or less / roughly / approximately
 dà pī large quantities of
 dà dōu for the most part / on the whole / also pr. [da4 du1]
 dà dū for the most part / on the whole / metropolitan
 dà jūn army / main forces
 dà bàn more than half / greater part / most / probably / most likely
 dà fū senior official (in imperial China)
 dài fu doctor / physician
 dà tuǐ thigh
 dà yǒu there is much / (literary) abundance
 dà qì atmosphere (surrounding the earth) / imposing / impressive / stylish
 dài wang robber baron (in opera, old stories) / magnate
 dà wáng king / magnate / person having expert skill in something
 dà chén chancellor (of a monarchy) / cabinet minister
 Dà Qiáo Da Qiao, one of the Two Qiaos, according to Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4], the two great beauties of ancient China
 dà guó a power (i.e. a dominant country)
 Dà Táng the Tang dynasty (618-907)
 dà lèi main type / main class / main category
 dà hǎn to shout
使 dà shǐ ambassador / envoy / CL:名[ming2],位[wei4]
 dà jiě big sister / elder sister / older sister (also polite term of address for a girl or woman slightly older than the speaker)
 dà wéi very / greatly
 dà yī first-year university student
 dà mǐ (husked) rice
 Dà shù Tashu township in Kaohsiung county 高雄縣|高雄县[Gao1 xiong2 xian4], southwest Taiwan
 dà kǒu big mouthful (of food, drink, smoke etc) / open mouth / gulping / gobbling / gaping
 dà shū eldest of father's younger brothers / uncle (term used to address a man about the age of one's father)
 dà huǒ conflagration / large fire / CL:場|场[chang2]
 dà jú general situation / present conditions
 dà yáng oceans / silver yuan
 dà kū to cry loudly
 Dà qìng Daqing prefecture-level city in Heilongjiang province 黑龍江|黑龙江[Hei1 long2 jiang1] in northeast China
 dà ye (coll.) father's older brother / uncle / term of respect for older man
 dà yé arrogant idler / self-centered show-off
 Dà tóng Datong or Great community in neo-Confucian philosophy, sim. New Jerusalem / Datong or Tatung district of Taipei City 臺北市|台北市[Tai2 bei3 shi4], Taiwan / Datong prefecture-level city in Shanxi 山西 / Datong or Tatung township in Yilan county 宜蘭縣|宜兰县[Yi2 lan2 xian4], Taiwan
 dà yǔ heavy rain / CL:場|场[chang2]
 dà bù large strides
 Dà wèi David (name) / Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), French neoclassical painter
 dà yi careless
 dà yì general idea / main idea
 dà xǐ exultation
 dà xiā prawn / (Internet slang) expert / whiz
 dà dì heavenly emperor / "the Great" (title)
 dà xiàng elephant / CL:隻|只[zhi1]
 dà xuǎn general election
 dà hù great family / rich family / large landlord / conspicuous spender or consumer
 dà jiàng a general or admiral
 dà fēng gale / CL:場|场[chang2]
便 dà biàn to defecate / excrement / feces
 Dà shān Dashan, stage name of Canadian Mark Henry Rowswell (1965-), actor and well-known TV personality in PRC
殿 dà diàn main hall of a Buddhist temple
 Dà xuě Daxue or Great Snow, 21st of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 / 7th-21st December
 dà jīng with great alarm
 dà huǒ everybody / everyone / we all
 dà cān great meal / banquet
 dà guān strategic pass / barrier or mark (i.e. a level considered impressive, usually a round figure such as 10,000) / instrument of torture used to break limbs
 dà sì wantonly / without restraint (of enemy or malefactor) / unbridled
 Dà fā Daihatsu, Japanese car company
 dà nù angry / indignant
 dà xīng to go in for something in a big way / to undertake on a large scale
 dà hàn profuse perspiration
 dà hán supreme khan
 dà tǐ in general / more or less / in rough terms / basically / on the whole / overall situation / the big picture / (Tw) remains (of a dead person)
 dà sān third-year university student
 dà hé large river (esp the Yellow River)
 dà diē large fall
 dà hēng big shot / top gun / superstar / VIP
 dà pái strong card / honor card (card games) / very popular or successful person / self-important
 dà mò desert
 dà táng lobby
 dà yī overcoat / topcoat / cloak / CL:件[jian4]
 dà kāi to open wide
 dà shèng to defeat decisively / to win decisively / great victory / triumph
 dà biàn huge changes
 dà sì fourth-year university student
 dà jǔ (do sth) on a large scale
 dà pào big gun / cannon / artillery / one who talks big / trad. form 大炮 / also used / CL:門|门[men2],尊[zun1]
 dà yuàn courtyard (surrounded by many buildings) / compound / great institution
 dà mà to rain curses (on sb) / to let sb have it / to bawl sb out
 dà èr second-year university student
 dà suàn garlic
 dà nào to cause havoc / to run amok
 dà dāo broadsword / large knife / machete
 dà qí banner
 dà hóng crimson
 dà yè great cause / great undertaking
 dà bā a big coach / tourist bus
 Dà mǎ Malaysia
 dà mā father's elder brother's wife / aunt (affectionate term for an elderly woman)
 dà lù avenue / CL:條|条[tiao2]
 dà shèng great sage / mahatma / king / emperor / outstanding personage / Buddha
 dà wàn star / big shot / celebrity / leading actor / authority (slang)
 dà sǎo older brother's wife / sister-in-law / elder sister (respectful appellation for an older married woman)
 dà zōng large amount / staple / influential family of long standing
 dà niáng (coll.) father's older brother's wife / aunt (polite address)
 dà jì large scale program of lasting importance / project of paramount importance / to think big / annual national audit
 dà shén deity / (Internet slang) guru / expert / whiz
 dà bìng serious illness
 Dà guān Daguan district of Anqing city 安慶市|安庆市[An1 qing4 shi4], Anhui
 Dà bǎn Ōsaka, a city and prefecture in Japan
 dà cháo spring tide / (fig.) momentous social change
 dà bù most of / the majority of sth
 dà chī to gorge oneself / to pig out
 dà xióng great hero / main Buddhist image (in temple)
 zuì dà biggest / largest / maximum
 hěn dà tremendous
 qiáng dà large / formidable / powerful / strong
 zhòng dà great / important / major / significant
广 guǎng dà (of an area) vast or extensive / large-scale / widespread / (of people) numerous
 jù dà huge / immense / very large / tremendous / gigantic / enormous
 Rén dà (Chinese) National People's Congress / abbr. for 全國人民代表大會|全国人民代表大会[Quan2 guo2 Ren2 min2 Dai4 biao3 Da4 hui4]
 kuò dà to expand / to enlarge / to broaden one's scope
 lǎo dà old age / very / eldest child in a family / leader of a group / boss / captain of a boat / leader of a criminal gang
 bù dà not very / not too / not often
 jiā dà to increase (e.g. one's effort)
 jiào dà comparatively large
 gèng dà bigger / even bigger
 wěi dà huge / great / grand / worthy of the greatest admiration / important (contribution etc)
 zhǎng dà to grow up
 jí dà maximum / enormous
 páng dà huge / enormous / tremendous
 zēng dà to enlarge / to amplify / to magnify
 Běi Dà Peking University (abbr. for 北京大學|北京大学)
 fàng dà to enlarge / to magnify
 shèng dà grand / majestic / magnificent / Shanda Entertainment (PRC computer game company)
 duō dà how big / how much / how old etc
 gāo dà tall / lofty
 zhuàng dà to expand / to strengthen
 tè dà exceptionally big
 kuān dà spacious / wide / lenient
 tiān dà gargantuan / as big as the sky / enormous
 shī dà abbr. for 師範大學|师范大学[shi1 fan4 da4 xue2], normal university / teacher-training college
 Jiāo dà Jiaotong University / University of Communications / abbr. of 交通大學|交通大学[Jiao1 tong1 Da4 xue2]
 yuǎn dà far-reaching / broad / ambitious / promising
 mò dà greatest / most important
 guāng dà splendid / magnificent / abbr. for 中國光大銀行|中国光大银行[Zhong1 guo2 Guang1 da4 Yin2 hang2], China Everbright Bank
 hóng dà great / grand
 kuā dà to exaggerate
 shuò dà big / huge / massive
 ruò dà so big / such a big
 cū dà thick / bulky / loud
 zì dà arrogant
 bó dà enormous / broad / extensive
 Guó Dà abbr. for 國民大會|国民大会, National Assembly of the Republic of China (extant during various periods between 1913 and 2005) / abbr. for 新加坡國立大學|新加坡国立大学, National University of Singapore (NUS) / abbr. for 印度國民大會黨|印度国民大会党, Indian National Congress (INC) / abbr. for 馬來西亞印度國民大會黨|马来西亚印度国民大会党, Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)
 tóu dà to have a big head / (fig.) to get a headache / one's head is swimming
 Nán Dà Nanjing University, NJU / abbr. for 南京大學|南京大学[Nan2 jing1 Da4 xue2]
 dǎn dà daring / bold / audacious
 féi dà loose fitting clothes / fat / stout / swelling (of internal organ) / hypertrophy
 Tái Dà abbr. for 臺灣大學|台湾大学[Tai2 wan1 Da4 xue2]
 Lián Dà abbr. for 聯合國大會|联合国大会[Lian2 he2 guo2 Da4 hui4], United Nations General Assembly / abbr. for 國立西南聯合大學|国立西南联合大学[Guo2 li4 Xi1 nan2 Lian2 he2 Da4 xue2], National Southwest Combined University
 hào dà vast / great / large amount
 Mǎ dà Martha (biblical name)
 jué dà most of
 zhǒng dà swelling / enlargement / hypertrophy
 dǒu dà huge
 yī dà abbr. for 醫科大學|医科大学[yi1 ke1 da4 xue2], university of medicine
 Yóu dà Judas / Judah (son of Jacob)
 ná dà to put on airs / self-important / high and mighty
 Jì Dà abbr. for Jinan University 暨南大學|暨南大学[Ji4 nan2 Da4 xue2]
 zhàng dà swollen
 Lu:3 Dà Lüshun 旅順|旅顺[Lu:3 shun4] port and Dalian city 大連|大连[Da4 lian2], Liaoning Province 遼寧省|辽宁省[Liao2 ning2 Sheng3]
 hán dà abbr. for 函授大學|函授大学[han2 shou4 da4 xue2], open university
 cuò dà worthless scholar / useless wretch
 diǎn dà (of a child etc) small as a mite / minuscule
 Fù Dà Fudan University, Shanghai, abbr. for 復旦大學|复旦大学[Fu4 dan4 Da4 xue2]
 Fǔ Dà abbr. for 輔仁大學|辅仁大学[Fu3 ren2 Da4 xue2]
 Gē Dà Columbia University (abbr.)
 huǒ dà to get mad / to be very angry
 liǎn dà bold / unafraid
 qiǔ dà hoax
 shuò dà big / huge / massive
 sì dà the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism) / the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放[da4 ming2 da4 fang4], 大辯論|大辩论[da4 bian4 lun4], 大字報|大字报[da4 zi4 bao4] (PRC)
 yè dà part-time college (abbr. for 業余大學|业余大学)
 zuò dà arrogant / to put on airs / (business etc) to expand / to enlarge / to do sth on a big scale
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 Yì dà lì Italy / Italian
 Jiā ná dà Canada / Canadian
 zhuàn dà qián to earn a fortune
 zuì dà huà to maximize
 yī dà zǎo at dawn / at first light / first thing in the morning
 fàng dà qì amplifier
 Sī dà lín Joseph Stalin (1879-1953), Soviet dictator
 fàng dà jìng magnifying glass
 Yì dà lì Italy / Italian (Tw)
 Běi Shī Dà Beijing Normal University / abbr. for 北京師範大學|北京师范大学[Bei3 jing1 Shi1 fan4 Da4 xue2]
 xīn dà lù the New World / the Americas as opposed to the Old World 舊大陸|旧大陆[jiu4 da4 lu4] or Eurasia
 shì dà fū scholar officials
 shí wǔ dà 1 5th Party Congress (of Chinese Communist Party)
 lǎo dà yé uncle / grandpa / CL:位[wei4]
 Bǎi mù dà Bermuda
 lǎo dà gē big brother
 huáng dà xiān Wong Tai Sin district of Kowloon, Hong Kong
 běi dà huāng the Great Northern Wilderness (in Northern China)
 yuān dà tóu spendthrift and foolish / sb with more money than sense
 wǔ dà zhōu five continents / the whole world
 qián dà dēng headlight
 tiǎo dà liáng to play a leading role / to bear a heavy responsibility
 Lǐ Dà zhāo Li Dazhao (1889-1927), early Chinese Marxist and founding member of the communist party
 tè dà hào jumbo / king-sized
 kuò dà huà to extend the scope / to exaggerate
 Jīn Dà zhōng Kim Dae-jung (1926-2009), South Korea politician, president 1998-2003, Nobel peace prize laureate 2000
 suí dà liú to follow the crowd / going with the tide
 zì dài kuáng megalomania / egomania / delusions of grandeur
 lǎo dà niáng old lady / Madam (polite address) / CL:位[wei4]
 cì dà lù subcontinent (e.g. the Indian subcontinent)
 pàng dà hǎi malva nut / seed of Sterculia lychnophora
 mǎ dà hā a careless person / scatterbrain / frivolous and forgetful / abbr. for 馬馬虎虎、大大咧咧、嘻嘻哈哈|马马虎虎、大大咧咧、嘻嘻哈哈
 Sūn dà shèng Great-Sage Sun / Sun Wukong 孫悟空|孙悟空[Sun1 Wu4 kong1]
 Guó dà dǎng Indian Congress party
 Bō gē dà Bogota, capital of Colombia
 hé dà guó a nuclear power (country)
 Méng dà ná Montana, US state
 Wǔ dà hú Great Lakes / the five north American Great Lakes
 jí dà zhí maximum value
  microcontinent
 bàng dà kuǎn to live off a rich man
 bào dà tuǐ (coll.) to cling to sb influential or famous
 bēng dà wǎn gotu kola (Centella asiatica), herbaceous plant
 Bó sài dà Bethsaida, settlement on the shore of the Sea of Galilee mentioned in the New Testament
 bù dà lí pretty close / just about right / not bad / same as 差不多
 cǎo dà qīng Isatis indigotica (indigo woad plant)
 chī dà hù to plunder the homes of the wealthy for food (in times of famine) / (of sb who has no income) to rely on others / to demand a "contribution" or "loan" from a business or wealthy individual
 chī dà kuī to cost one dearly / to end disastrously / to pay bitterly
 chuán lǎo dà coxswain / steersman / boatswain (bo'sun)
 chū dà chāi lit. to go on a long trip / fig. to be sent to the execution ground
 chūn dà mài spring barley
 dūn dà láo to be behind bars
 fàn dà lù Pangea (geology)
 fàn dà yáng Panthalassis (geology)
 fàng dà pào to talk big / to shoot one's mouth off
 fàng dà piàn (Tw) cosmetic contact lens / big eye contact lens / circle contact lens
 fàng dà zhǐ enlarging paper (photography) / bromide paper
 Fēi guó dà African National Congress, ANC / abbr. for 非洲人國民大會|非洲人国民大会[Fei1 zhou1 ren2 guo2 min2 da4 hui4]
 gāo dà shàng (slang) high-end, elegant, and classy / abbr. for 高端大氣上檔次|高端大气上档次
 huā dà jiě common word for ladybug, more formally 瓢虫
 Huá Shī Dà East China Normal University / abbr. for 華東師範大學|华东师范大学[Hua2 dong1 Shi1 fan4 Da4 xue2]
 jiǎ dà kōng empty words / bogus speech
 jiāng dà wèi David
 Jí dà gǎng Chittagong (Bangladesh port city)
 jiě dà shǒu (coll.) to defecate
 jiù dà lù the Old World / Eurasia as opposed to the New World 新大陸|新大陆[xin1 da4 lu4] or the Americas
 Kǎn dà hā Kandahar (town in Southern Afghanistan)
 kǎn dà shān to chatter idly / to gossip / to boast or brag
 kǎn dà shān to chat (1980s Beijing slang) / to chew the fat
 lā che dà (coll.) to bring up / to rear / to raise
便 là dà biàn to poop / to defecate
 lā dà tiáo to defecate (slang)
 lǎo dà mā "Madam" (affectionate term for an elderly woman) / CL:位[wei4]
 Lu:3 Dà shì former name of Dalian city 大連|大连[Da4 lian2] incorporating Lüshun 旅順|旅顺[Lu:3 shun4]
 mài dà zhì Chi
 ná dà dǐng to do a handstand
 piě dà tiáo (slang) to take a dump
 qiāo dà bèi to have sex with a prostitute
 shǎ dà gè idiot / blockhead / clod / oaf
 Shèng Dà fēi Santa Fe
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