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big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother
jīng capital city of a country / big / algebraic term for a large number (old) / artificial mound (old)
yǎn eye / small hole / crux (of a matter) / CL:隻|只[zhi1],雙|双[shuang1] / classifier for big hollow things (wells, stoves, pots etc)
Dǒu abbr. for the Big Dipper constellation 北斗星[Bei3 dou3 xing1]
hóng flood / big / great
tāo big wave / Taiwan pr. [tao2]
大事 shì major event / major political event (war or change of regime) / major social event (wedding or funeral) / (do sth) in a big way / CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1]
四大 the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism) / the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放[da4 ming2 da4 fang4], 大辯論|大辩论[da4 bian4 lun4], 大字報|大字报[da4 zi4 bao4] (PRC)
lún wheel / disk / ring / steamship / to take turns / to rotate / by turn / classifier for big round objects: disk, or recurring events: round, turn
wěi big / large / great
大幅 a big margin / substantially
shuò large / big
北斗 Běi dǒu Great Bear / Big Dipper / Peitou town in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhang1 hua4 xian4], Taiwan
巨头 tóu tycoon / magnate / big player (including company, country, school etc) / big shot
huán Chinese soapberry (Sapindus mukurossi) / big / pillar (old)
大兴 xīng to go in for something in a big way / to undertake on a large scale
豪门 háo mén rich and powerful (families) / aristocratic / big shots
冲刺 chōng to sprint / to spurt / to dash / big effort
大巴 a big coach / tourist bus
做大 zuò arrogant / to put on airs / (business etc) to expand / to enlarge / to do sth on a big scale
拇指 zhǐ thumb / big toe
进城 jìn chéng to go to town / to enter a big city (to live or work)
大哥 eldest brother / big brother (polite address for a man of about the same age as oneself) / gang leader / boss
thumb / big toe
大汉 hàn big person / the great Han dynasty
大姐 jiě big sister / elder sister / older sister (also polite term of address for a girl or woman slightly older than the speaker)
华尔街 Huá ěr Jiē Wall Street, New York / by extension, American big business
大咖 influential person / major player / big shot
天大 tiān gargantuan / as big as the sky / enormous
爆红 bào hóng to be a big hit / to be hugely popular
大爆炸 bào zhà Big Bang (cosmology)
大亨 hēng big shot / top gun / superstar / VIP
吹牛 chuī niú to talk big / to shoot off one's mouth / to chat (dialect)
北斗星 Běi dǒu xīng the Big Dipper / the Plow
牛皮 niú cowhide / leather / fig. flexible and tough / boasting / big talk
big / stream or canal / drain / ditch / CL:條|条[tiao2] / him (dialect) / outer rim of a carriage wheel (old)
大件 jiàn large / bulky / big-ticket item
大炮 pào big gun / cannon / artillery / one who talks big / trad. form 大炮 also used / CL:門|门[men2],尊[zun1]
大钱 qián high denomination of banknotes or coins / lots of money / a big sum (e.g. a bribe)
gāng stars of the Big Dipper that constitute the tail of the dipper
头大 tóu to have a big head / (fig.) to get a headache / one's head is swimming
大鳄 è lit. big crocodile / fig. major figure / big shot / top boss (esp. criminal)
开阳 Kāi yáng zeta Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper / Kaiyang county in Guiyang 貴陽|贵阳[Gui4 yang2], Guizhou
kuò big / empty / open
大体 in general / more or less / in rough terms / basically / on the whole / overall situation / the big picture / (Tw) remains (of a dead person)
大腕 wàn star / big shot / celebrity / leading actor / authority (slang)
坛子 tán zi jug (earthenware with a big belly and a small opening)
偌大 ruò so big / such a big
大灰狼 huī láng big bad wolf
波霸 (slang) (loanword) big boobs / big-breasted / (coll.) tapioca balls, in 波霸奶茶[bo1 ba4 nai3 cha2]
大锅 guō a big wok / cauldron
巨无霸 Big Mac (McDonald's hamburger)
大计 large scale program of lasting importance / project of paramount importance / to think big / annual national audit
硕大 shuò big / huge / massive
闹翻 nào fān to have a falling out / to have a big argument
美瞳 měi tóng cosmetic contact lens / big eye contact lens / circle contact lens
大本钟 běn Zhōng Big Ben
磊磊 lěi lěi big pile of rocks / bighearted / open and honest
大副 substantially / by a big amount
大红大紫 hóng to hit the big time
大锅饭 guō fàn lit. big rice pan / communal feeding / fig. egalitarianism (equal treatment for everyone in same institution)
饭庄 fàn zhuāng big restaurant
大棒 bàng big stick (policy etc)
hóng big / gate
显贵 xiǎn guì dignitary / distinguished person / royalty / nobleman / big shot
斗转星移 Dǒu zhuǎn xīng lit. the Big Dipper 北斗星[Bei3 dou3 xing1] has turned and the stars have moved / time flies / also written 星移斗轉|星移斗转[xing1 yi2 Dou3 zhuan3]
大踏步 in big strides / (fig.) in giant steps
箭步 jiàn sudden big stride forward
顾全大局 quán to take the big picture into consideration (idiom) / to work for the benefits of all
千里之行,始于足下 qiān zhī xíng , shǐ xià lit. a thousand mile journey begins with the first step / fig. big accomplishments come from an accumulation of little achievements made one by one
巨细 big and small
多大 duō how big / how much / how old etc
小题大做 xiǎo zuò to make a big fuss over a minor issue (idiom)
大器晚成 wǎn chéng lit. it takes a long time to make a big pot (idiom); fig. a great talent matures slowly / in the fullness of time a major figure will develop into a pillar of the state / Rome wasn't built in a day
养精蓄锐 yǎng jīng ruì to preserve and nurture one's spirit (idiom); honing one's strength for the big push
魁星 Kuí xīng stars of the Big Dipper that constitute the rectangular body of the dipper / Kuixing, Daoist God of fate
big
大呼小叫 xiǎo jiào to shout and quarrel / to make a big fuss
夸夸其谈 kuā kuā tán to talk big / to sound off / bombastic / grandiloquent
侃爷 kǎn big talker
天玑 tiān gamma Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper
盲人摸象 máng rén xiàng blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经[da4 ban1 Nie4 pan2 jing1]); fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
龙头老大 lóng tóu lǎo big boss / leader of a group / dominant (position)
满城风雨 mǎn chéng fēng lit. wind and rain through the town (idiom); fig. a big scandal / an uproar / the talk of the town
大只 zhī big
大动干戈 dòng gān to go to war (idiom) / to make a big fuss over sth
耍嘴皮子 shuǎ zuǐ zi to talk glibly / to talk big / to be all talk
磊落 lěi luò big and stout / big-hearted / open and honest / continuous / repeated
鹅毛大雪 é máo xuě goose feather snow (idiom) / big heavy snow fall
麦香堡 Mài xiāng bǎo Big Mac hamburger (Tw) (old) / now referred to (in Taiwan) as 大麥克|大麦克[Da4 Mai4 ke4]
放大炮 fàng pào to talk big / to shoot one's mouth off
浓眉大眼 nóng méi yǎn thick eyebrows and big eyes
一斑 bān lit. one spot (on the leopard) / fig. one small item in a big scheme
大腹便便 pián pián big-bellied (idiom) / paunchy
tǐng big arrow / walk fast
天罡星 tiān gāng xīng the Big Dipper
笑面虎 xiào miàn man with a big smile and evil intentions
北斗七星 běi dǒu xīng Ursa Major / Great Bear / Big Dipper
总体上说 zǒng shàng shuō looking at the big picture / all in all / all things considered
胸大无脑 xiōng nǎo (having) big boobs but no brain / bimbo


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