大同小異

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
どう
Grade: 2
しょう
Grade: 1

Grade: 6
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

大同小異 (-na inflection, hiragana だいどうしょうい, romaji daidōshōi)

  1. almost the same, not much difference

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

大同小異 (hiragana だいどうしょうい, romaji daidōshōi)

  1. being practically the same

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 大同小异
trad. 大同

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dà tóng xiǎo yì
Zhuyin ㄉㄚˋ ㄊㄨㄥˊ ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄧˋ
IPA (key) /ta̠⁵¹ tʰʊŋ³⁵ ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ i⁵¹/

Idiom[edit]

大同小異 (traditional, Pinyin dà tóng xiǎo yì, simplified 大同小异)

  1. almost the same; almost identical; similar in most respects

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. 大同小异
trad. 大同

Idiom[edit]

大同小異 (traditional, POJ tāi-tông-sió-ī, traditional 大同小異, simplified 大同小异)

  1. almost the same; almost identical; similar in most respects