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big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
husband; man of vigor; brave man
simp. and trad.
(大丈夫)
丈夫

Etymology 1Edit

Attestable in pre-Qin texts.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

大丈夫

  1. real man; man of character
DescendantsEdit
Sino-Xenic (大丈夫):
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese  (だい) (じょう) () (daijōbu), from Chinese 大丈夫.

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

大丈夫

  1. (Internet slang) all right; okay
    這樣大丈夫 / 这样大丈夫  ―  Zhèyàng dàzhàngfū?  ―  Is this okay?

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
じょう
Grade: S

Grade: 4
goon
Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
じょう
Grade: S

Grade: 4
goon

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese 大丈夫, equivalent to (dai-) +‎ 丈夫 (jōbu).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

大丈夫 (hiragana だいじょうぶ, rōmaji daijōbu, historical hiragana だいぢやうぶ)
(alternative reading hiragana だいじょうふ, romaji daijōfu, historical hiragana だいぢやうふ)

  1. a man of class; a great man

AdjectiveEdit

大丈夫 (-na inflection, hiragana だいじょうぶ, rōmaji daijōbu, historical hiragana だいぢやうぶ)

  1. (of a person) all right; okay; in good health; uninjured
     (だい) (じょう) ()ですか。
    Daijōbu desu ka.
    Are you all right?
    Synonym: 無事 (buji)
    • 1996 February 20 [Feb 15 1988], Adachi, Mitsuru, “なにがなんだか 後編 [What’s What: Last Chapter]”, in SHORT PROGRAMショート・プログラム [SHORT PROGRAM], volume 1 (fiction), 25th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 283:
       (だい) (じょう) () ()かります!
      Daijōbu ukarimasu!
      That’ll be all right. You’ll definitely pass!
      ほんとに⁉
      Honto ni⁉
      Really⁉
  2. (of an object) all right, unbroken, still working
  3. certain, correct, certifiable

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

大丈夫 (daejangbu) (hangeul 대장부)

  1. Hanja form? of 대장부 (real man).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

大丈夫

  1. Hán tự form of đại trượng phu (great man).

YonaguniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 大丈夫 (だいじょうぶ, daijōbu), from Chinese 大丈夫.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

大丈夫 (hiragana だいどぅぶ, romaji daidubu)

  1. all right
  2. okay