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

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 4

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. magnificent, grand, impressive, dignified, majestic, imposing, stately
    その老人 (ろうじん)堂々 (どうどう)とした (かお)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, rōmaji dōdō)

  1. grandly, boldly, confidently
     (かれ)はその式典 (しきてん)堂々 (どうどう) () ()った。
    Kare wa sono shikiten de dōdō to furumatta.
    He bore himself well at the ceremony.
    堂々 (どうどう)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.

References[edit]

  • EDICT and KANJIDIC dictionary files. Electronic Dictionaries Research Group. Used in accordance with the group's license.
  • Michael Panzera (accessed 2010-03-06), “List of -Taru Adjectives”, in Blastitwonner: Law and Language in Japan[1]