大丈夫

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

大丈夫

  1. (literary) a true man; a real man; a man of character

Related terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

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

Grade: 4
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

大丈夫 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana だいじょうぶ, romaji 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?
  2. (of an object) strong, sturdy, stable
  3. safe, certain, correct, certifiable

Synonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

大丈夫 ‎(hiragana だいじょうぶ, romaji daijōbu, historical hiragana だいぢやうぶ)

  1. certainly; surely; without mistake
    • 1996 February 20, Mitsuru Adachi, “なにがなんだか 後編 [Who Is Who: Last Chapter]”, in ショート・プログラム [Short Program], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 25th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-121881-4, page 283:
       (だい) (じょう) () ()かります!
      Daijōbu ukarimasu!
      You'll definitely pass!
      ほんとに⁉
      Honto ni⁉
      Really!?

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067