大家

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Chinese[edit]

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
 
home; family; ‑ist; ‑er; ‑ian; measure word for stores and schools
simp. and trad.
(大家)

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

大家

  1. everyone; everybody; all of us
    大家保持安靜 / 大家保持安静  ―  Qǐng dàjiā bǎochí ānjìng.  ―  Would everyone please keep quiet.
    室外非常寒冷大家身體蜷縮起來保暖 [MSC, trad.]
    室外非常寒冷大家身体蜷缩起来保暖 [MSC, simp.]
    Shìwài fēicháng hánlěng, dàjiā dōu bǎ shēntǐ quánsuō qǐlai bǎonuǎn. [Pinyin]
    It's freezing outside, everyone huddle together to keep warm.
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of 大家 (“everyone; everybody”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 眾人
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 大家
Mandarin Beijing 大家大家夥兒大夥兒
Taiwan 大家
Jinan 大夥兒
Xi'an 大家大夥兒
Wuhan 大家
Chengdu 大家
Yangzhou 大家
Hefei 大家
Cantonese Guangzhou 大家
Hong Kong 大家
Taishan 仲家
Yangjiang 大家齊家大齊
Gan Nanchang 大家
Hakka Meixian 齊家大齊家大自家
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 大家大自家大家人
Liudui (S. Sixian) 大家大家人
Hsinchu (Hailu) 大家大自家大家人
Dongshi (Dabu) 大家大自家大家人
Zhuolan (Raoping) 大家大自家大家人
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 大家
Jin Taiyuan 大家大家夥兒
Min Bei Jian'ou 大家大家人
Min Dong Fuzhou 大家人各人
Min Nan Xiamen 大家
Quanzhou 大家
Zhangzhou 逐家
Taipei 逐家
Kaohsiung 逐家
Penang 大家甲了人
Chaozhou 大家
Wu Suzhou 大家
Wenzhou 大家人
Xiang Changsha 大家
Shuangfeng 大家圞身
Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Noun[edit]

大家

  1. rich and powerful family
    大家閨秀 / 大家闺秀  ―  dàjiāguīxiù  ―  unmarried daughter of a noble house
  2. master, great expert
    大家手筆 / 大家手笔  ―  dàjiā shǒubǐ  ―  handwriting of a great calligrapher

Pronunciation 3[edit]

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
 
home; family; ‑ist; ‑er; ‑ian; measure word for stores and schools
simp. and trad.
(大家)
alt. forms 乾家干家 Min Nan
唐家 Min Nan

Noun[edit]

大家

  1. (literary) Alternative form of 大姑 (dàgū, “respectful address for a woman”).
    大家  ―  Cáo Dàgū  ―  Madame Cao
  2. (Min Nan) mother-in-law (husband's mother)
Synonyms[edit]
  • (mother-in-law):
Dialectal synonyms of 婆婆 (“husband's mother; mother-in-law”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 婆婆
Mandarin Beijing 婆婆
Taiwan 婆婆
Harbin 婆婆老婆婆
Shenyang 老婆婆
Jinan 婆婆
Muping
Luoyang
Jiedian 阿家婆婆
Xi'an 阿公婆
Xuzhou 老婆婆婆家娘婆婆娘
Yinchuan 婆婆
Lanzhou 婆婆
Ürümqi 婆婆
Wuhan 婆婆
Chengdu 婆婆老人婆
Guiyang 老婆婆
Liuzhou 家婆
Kunming 婆婆
Yangzhou 婆太太
Nanjing 老婆婆
Hefei 婆婆老婆婆
Nantong 婆老太
Cantonese Guangzhou 家婆奶奶大人婆 dated
Hong Kong 家婆奶奶
Dongguan 家婆奶奶
Hong Kong (Weitou) 家婆
Taishan 家婆
Yangjiang 家婆
Kuala Lumpur 家婆奶奶
Gan Nanchang 婆子
Lichuan 家娘
Pingxiang 家娘家娘老子家婆
Hakka Meixian 家娘
Xingning 家娘
Huidong 家娘
Qujiang 家娘婆
Xiaosanjiang 家婆
Changting 家娘
Pingyu 家娘
Wuping 家娘
Liancheng 家娘
Ninghua 家婆
Yudu 家婆
Ruijin 家婆奶奶
Shicheng 家婆
Shangyou 家婆
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 家娘
Liudui (S. Sixian) 家娘
Hsinchu (Hailu) 家娘
Dongshi (Dabu) 家娘
Zhuolan (Raoping) 家娘
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 家婆
Hong Kong 家娘
Sabah 家娘
Senai 家婆
Huizhou Jixi
Jin Taiyuan 婆婆
Xinzhou 老娘娘婆婆
Min Bei Jian'ou 媽媽
Min Dong Fuzhou 大家大家奶
Fuqing 大家大家姑阿娘
Min Nan Xiamen 大家
Quanzhou 大家
Zhangzhou 大家
Taipei 大家
Kaohsiung 大家
Tainan 大家
Taichung 大家
Wuqi 大家
Hsinchu 大家
Taitung 大家
Lukang 大家
Sanxia 大家
Yilan 大家仔
Kinmen 親姆
Magong 大家
Penang
Singapore 大家
Chaozhou 大家
Shantou 大家
Haifeng 大家婆
Johor Bahru 大家
Haikou 家婆
Leizhou 家婆
Puxian Min Putian 大家
Xianyou 大家
Pinghua Nanning
Wu Shanghai 婆婆阿婆婆阿媽 dated
Suzhou 阿婆
Hangzhou 阿婆婆老太太
Wenzhou 大家娘
Chongming
Danyang 婆婆
Jinhua
Ningbo 阿婆婆婆
Xiang Changsha 家娘
Shuangfeng 家娘
Loudi 家娘

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

大家 (hiragana おおや, rōmaji ōya)

  1. landlord or landlady, the owner of a rented apartment

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
たい
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

大家 (hiragana たいか, rōmaji taika)

  1. expert
    雑学 (ざつがく)大家 (たいか)
    zatsugaku no taika
    trivia expert
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
たい
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

大家 (hiragana たいけ, rōmaji taike)

  1. rich family