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)

Etymology[edit]

From  ("big, great") +  ("family").

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

大家

  1. everyone; everybody; all of us
    大家保持安靜 [MSC, trad.]
    大家保持安静 [MSC, simp.]
    Qǐng dàjiā bǎochí ānjìng. [Pinyin]
    Would everyone please keep quiet.
  2. rich and powerful family
    大家閨秀 / 大家闺秀  ―  dàjiāguīxiù  ―  unmarried daughter of a noble house
  3. master, great expert
    大家手筆 / 大家手笔  ―  dàjiā shǒubǐ  ―  handwriting of a great calligrapher
Derived terms[edit]
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

大家

  1. (archaic) Synonym of 大姑 (“respectful address for a woman”).
  2. (archaic, Min Nan) husband's mother; mother-in-law

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

大家 ‎(hiragana おおや, romaji ōya)

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

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.