大红大紫

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 大红
trad. 大紅大紫

Etymology[edit]

Literally: big reds and big purples

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dàhóng dà zǐ
Zhuyin ㄉㄚˋ ㄏㄨㄥˊ ㄉㄚˋ ㄗˇ
IPA (key) /ta̠⁵¹ xʊŋ³⁵ ta̠⁵¹ t͡sz̩²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Idiom[edit]

大红大紫 (simplified, Pinyin dàhóng dà zǐ, traditional 大紅大紫)

  1. to become very popular
  2. to be a prominent person
    这个歌星大红大紫.
    This singer is very popular right now.