大丈夫

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Chinese[edit]

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
husband; man of vigor; brave man
simp. and trad.
(大丈夫)
丈夫

Etymology[edit]

Attestable in pre-Qin texts. The internet slang sense is Wasei kango (和製漢語), borrowed from Japanese 大丈夫 (だいじょうぶ) (daijōbu).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

大丈夫

  1. (literary) real man; man of character

Adjective[edit]

大丈夫

  1. (Internet slang) all right; okay
    這樣大丈夫 / 这样大丈夫  ―  Zhèyàng dàzhàngfū ma?  ―  Is this okay?

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
じょう
Grade: S

Grade: 4
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

大丈夫 (-na inflection, hiragana だいじょうぶ, rōmaji daijōbu, historical hiragana だいぢやうぶ)

  1. (of a person) all right; okay; in good health; uninjured
     (だい) (じょう) ()ですか。
    Daijōbu desu ka.
    Are you all right?
    • 1996 February 20 [Feb 15 1988], Adachi, Mitsuru, “なにがなんだか 後編 [What’s What: Last Chapter]”, in SHORT PROGRAMショート・プログラム [SHORT PROGRAM], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 25th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 283:
       (だい) (じょう) () ()かります!
      Daijōbu ukarimasu!
      That’ll be all right. You’ll definitely pass!
      ほんとに⁉
      Honto ni⁉
      Really⁉
  2. (of an object) all right, unbroken, still working
  3. certain, correct, certifiable

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

大丈夫 (daejangbu) (hangeul 대장부)

  1. Hanja form? of 대장부, “real man”.