堂堂

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Chinese[edit]

(main) hall; large room (main) hall; large room
simp. and trad.
(堂堂)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

堂堂

  1. (literary) imposing; magnificent; majestic; stately
  2. (literary) grave; solemn; dignified
  3. (literary) powerful; strong
  4. (literary) ambitious

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 4

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Adjective[edit]

堂堂 (-tari inflection, hiragana どうどう, romaji dōdō)

  1. magnificent, grand, impressive, dignified, majestic, imposing, stately
    その老人は堂々とした顔つきをしていた。
    Sono rōjin wa dōdō to shita kaotsuki o shite ita.
    The old man had a noble countenance.
  2. fair, square, open

Adverb[edit]

堂堂 (hiragana どうどう, romaji dōdō)

  1. grandly, boldly, confidently
    彼はその式典で堂々と振る舞った。
    Kare wa sono shikiten de dōdō to furumatta.
    He bore himself well at the ceremony.
    堂々としなさい。
    Dōdō to shi nasai.
    Walk tall, son.
  2. fairly, squarely
  3. unreservedly, without apology, without hesitation

Usage notes[edit]

〜と (to) adverb

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