"Great" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 zhòng dà great / important / major / significant
 wěi dà huge / great / grand / worthy of the greatest admiration / important (contribution etc)
 dà big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother
 hóng dà great / grand
 hào dà vast / great / large amount
 dà jiā everyone / influential family / great expert
 hěn duō very many / very much / great (quantity)
 nǔ lì great effort / to strive / to try hard
 dà liàng great amount / large quantity / bulk / numerous / generous / magnanimous
 Yīng guó United Kingdom 聯合王國|联合王国[Lian2 he2 wang2 guo2] / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland / abbr. for England 英格蘭|英格兰[Ying1 ge2 lan2]
 kāi xīn to feel happy / to rejoice / to have a great time / to make fun of sb
 dà shī great master / master
 duō me how (wonderful etc) / what (a great idea etc) / however (difficult it may be etc) / (in interrogative sentences) how (much etc) / to what extent
 dà zhòng the masses / the great bulk of the population / popular (of music, science etc)
 Cháng chéng the Great Wall
 dà hàn big person / the great Han dynasty
 chāo zhí great value / well worthwhile
 hǎo bù róng yì with great difficulty / very difficult
 yōu yōu lasting for ages / long drawn out / remote in time or space / unhurried / a great number (of events) / preposterous / pensive
 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
 jí sù hurried / at a great speed / rapid (development)
 rè mài to sell strongly / to be in great demand
 míng zhū pearl / jewel (of great value)
 Dà tóng (Confucianism) Great Harmony (concept of an ideal society)
 cāng sāng great changes / ups and downs / vicissitudes / abbr. of 滄海桑田|沧海桑田[cang1 hai3 sang1 tian2]
 míng shī famous master / great teacher
 dà wèn tí great problem / large problem
 dà hù great family / rich family / large landlord / conspicuous spender or consumer
 huāng máng in a great rush / in a flurry
 Hóng lóu Mèng A Dream of Red Mansions (first completed edition 1791) by Cao Xueqin 曹雪芹[Cao2 Xue3 qin2], one of the four great novels
 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 cān great meal / banquet
 fèi lì to expend a great deal of effort
 bō lán billows / great waves (fig. of a story with great momentum)
 qiáng guó powerful country / great power
 wěi yè exploit / great undertaking
 xīn zhèng new policy / New Deal (Roosevelt's 1933 policy to deal with the Great Depression)
 lín lí jìn zhì lit. extreme saturation (idiom) / fig. vividly and thoroughly / in great detail / without restraint / (of a performance) brilliant
 wǎn xī to regret / to feel that it is a great pity / to feel sorry for sb
 dà shèng to defeat decisively / to win decisively / great victory / triumph
 dà gé mìng great revolution
 dà yuàn courtyard (surrounded by many buildings) / compound / great institution
 qiáng rěn to resist (with great difficulty)
 shā jī desire to commit murder / great danger
 xióng xīn great ambition / lofty aspiration
 bù zěn me yàng not up to much / very indifferent / nothing great about it / nothing good to be said about it
 wěi rén great person
 dà yè great cause / great undertaking
 lín lì to stand in great numbers
 zōng shī great scholar respected for learning and integrity
 dà shèng great sage / mahatma / king / emperor / outstanding personage / Buddha
 xìng gāo cǎi liè happy and excited (idiom) / in high spirits / in great delight
 Běi dǒu Great Bear / Big Dipper / Peitou town in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhang1 hua4 xian4], Taiwan
 yòng gōng diligent / industrious (in one's studies) / to study hard / to make great effort
 Xiǎo Qiáo Xiao 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
 Rén mín Dà huì táng the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
 dà zhì huì great wisdom and knowledge (Buddhism)
 xīn xīn kǔ kǔ painstakingly / with great trouble
 dà jiē xiǎo xiàng great streets and small alleys (idiom) / everywhere in the city
 bō rě Sanskrit prajña: wisdom / great wisdom / wondrous knowledge
 dà xióng great hero / main Buddhist image (in temple)
 bō tāo great waves / billows
 jīn jīn yǒu wèi with keen interest pleasure (idiom) / with gusto / to relish / eagerly / with great interest
 Dà xiá gǔ great valley / Grand Canyon of Colorado River
 xī xīn to put one's heart (and soul) into sth / with great care
 zhòng dàn heavy burden / difficult task / great responsibility
 fā yáng guāng dà to develop and promote / to carry forward / to bring to great height of development
 Táng Bó hǔ Tang Bohu or Tang Yin 唐寅 / (1470-1523), Ming painter and poet, one of Four great southern talents of the Ming 江南四大才子
 dà gōng great merit / great service
 tài zǔ Great Ancestor (posthumous title, e.g. for the founder of a dynasty)
 jù biàn great changes
 Dà Qīng Great Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
 cān tiān reach high to the sky / tall / of great height
 hǎo róng yì with great difficulty / to have a hard time (convincing sb, relinquishing sth etc)
 mín zú zhǔ yì nationalism / national self-determination / principle of nationalism, the first of Dr Sun Yat-sen's 孫中山|孙中山 / Three Principles of the People 三民主義|三民主义 / (at the time, meaning parity between China and the great powers) / racism
 Dà shèng Mahayana, the Great Vehicle / Buddhism based on the Mayahana sutras, as spread to Central Asia, China and beyond / also pr. [Da4 cheng2]
 hòu wàng great hopes / great expectations
 bù yàn qí fán not to mind taking all the trouble (idiom) / to take great pains / to be very patient
 bēn liú to flow at great speed / to pour / racing current
 shèng qíng great kindness / magnificent hospitality
 liè qiáng the Great Powers (history)
 sài wài beyond the Great Wall
 qiǎng shǒu (of goods) popular / in great demand
 zhuàng zhì great goal / magnificent aspiration
 Dì zàng Kṣitigarbha, the Bodhisattva of the Great Vow (to save all souls before accepting Bodhi) / also translated Earth Treasury, Earth Womb, or Earth Store Bodhisattva
 dà dì zhèn great earthquake
 dà zhāng qí gǔ with great fanfare
 dà qiān shì jiè great wide world / marvelously diverse world / (Buddhism) cosmos (abbr. for 三千大千世界[san1 qian1 da4 qian1 shi4 jie4])
 Shān hǎi guān Shanhai pass, the Eastern pass of the Great Wall / Shanhaiguan district of Qinhuangdao city 秦皇島市|秦皇岛市[Qin2 huang2 dao3 shi4], Hebei
 zhēn shì to place great importance on / to treasure
 dà xiān great immortal
 huān tiān xǐ dì delighted / with great joy / in high spirits
 Bā dá lǐng Badaling, a particular section of the Great Wall that is a favorite tourist destination
 Wàn lǐ Cháng chéng the Great Wall
 yuǎn háng to travel a great distance by sea or air / voyage / long-haul flight
 dēng fēng zào jí to reach great heights (in technical skills or scholastic achievements)
 shuò guǒ major achievement / great work / triumphant success
 Dà yuè jìn Great Leap Forward (1958-1960), Mao's attempt to modernize China's economy, which resulted in economic devastation, and millions of deaths from famine caused by misguided policies
 zhēn bàng super! / really great / wonderful
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