大人

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Chinese[edit]

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(大人)

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

大人

  1. adult; grown-up
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Reborrowing from Japanese 大人 ‎(taijin) for the historical Min Nan sense.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

大人

  1. Your Excellency; His Excellency
  2. (Taiwan Min Nan, historical) sir (form of address used by ordinary citizens to address police officers during Taiwan's Japanese era)
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References[edit]

  • Iûⁿ, Ún-giân ((Can we date this quote?))“Query for 大人”, in 台文/華文線頂辭典 [On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (Tai-gi hôa-gí sòaⁿ-téng sû-tián)][1] (in Chinese and Min Nan).
  • Entry #221”, in 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Min Nan), Ministry of Education, R.O.C., 2011.

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1
Irregular
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Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

大人 ‎(hiragana おとな, romaji otona)

  1. an adult
    • 2010 December 8, Hideaki Sorachi, “あることはさんある [Twice, Thrice That There Are]”, in ぎんたま [Silver Soul], volume 37 (in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-870145-5:
      まずはこのローションをかぶってだな
      Mazu wa kono rōshon o kabutte da na
      First we slap on some lotion
      ちょっと ()てぇぇぇ‼ それどこの大人 (おとな)のプールぅ⁉
      Chotto maテェェェ‼ Sore doko no otona no pūルゥ⁉
      Hold o-o-on‼ Are you tryna turn this place into an adult poo-ool!?

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1
Irregular
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

大人 ‎(hiragana うし, romaji ushi)

  1. an honorific title for a scholar or teacher

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
たい
Grade: 1
じん
Grade: 1
on'yomi
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Pronunciation 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

大人 ‎(hiragana たいじん, romaji taijin)

  1. a large person; a giant
  2. an adult
  3. a person of high rank; a noble
  4. an honorific title for a scholar or teacher

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
にん
Grade: 1
on'yomi
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

大人 ‎(hiragana だいにん, romaji dainin)

  1. an adult

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Okinawan[edit]

Noun[edit]

大人 ‎(hiragana うふっちゅ, romaji ufutchu)

  1. adult

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

大人 ‎(daein) ‎(hangeul 대인)

  1. Hanja form? of 대인, “adult”.
  2. noble man, gentleman, magnanimous man

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

大人

  1. Hán tự form of đại nhân, "noble man"