Chinese edit

 
big; great; huge
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
 
matter; thing; item
matter; thing; item; work; affair
simp. and trad.
(大事)
anagram 事大

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Noun edit

大事

  1. important matter; big deal; major event; great thing
    關係生死大事 [MSC, trad.]
    关系生死大事 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè shì guānxì dào shēngsǐ de dàshì. [Pinyin]
    This is a matter of life and death.
    廉政建設關係國家生死攸關大事 [MSC, trad.]
    廉政建设关系国家生死攸关大事 [MSC, simp.]
    Liánzhèng jiànshè shì guānxì dào dǎng hé guójiā shēngsǐyōuguān de dàshì. [Pinyin]
    The establishment of a clean and honest administration is a matter of life and death for both the party and the country.

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Sino-Xenic (大事):

Adverb edit

大事

  1. in a big way
    大事渲染  ―  dàshì xuànrǎn  ―  to play up

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Etymology 1 edit

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
goon

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Adjective edit

(だい)() (daiji-na (adnominal (だい)() (daiji na), adverbial (だい)() (daiji ni))

  1. important
  2. (archaic) difficult, highly troubling
  3. (archaic) seriously ill or injured; grave
    • 10th century, Ochikubo Monogatari:
      いと(だい)()にはあらねど、()()しなやみ(たま)ふを
      Ito daiji niwa aranedo, oki fushi nayami tamau o
      Although it wasn't the gravest [illness / situation], [he / she] truly suffered fitful nights and days unable to sleep.
    • 13th century, Koun Ejō, 正法眼蔵随聞記 巻六:
      (ある)(とき)(しり)(はれ)(もの)()す。()()(これ)()て、(だい)()(もの)(なり)、と(いふ)(けい)(いは)く、(だい)()(もの)ならば、()すべしや。()(いは)く、ほとんどあやうかるべし。
      Aru toki, shiri ni haremono o dasu. Ishi, kore o mite, daiji no mono nari, to iu. Kei iwaku, daiji no mono naraba, shisu beshi ya. I iwaku, hotondo ayōkaru beshi.
      One day, he got a swelling on the buttocks. The doctor saw it and said it was grave. "If it is grave, then would I die [soon]?" Kei asked. The doctor said, "Close to [life-]threatening."
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(だい)() (daiji

  1. An important thing; a serious matter; a valuable thing
  2. (colloquial) trouble
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Etymology 2 edit

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1
こと > ごと
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Noun edit

(おお)(ごと) (ōgoto

  1. a serious matter

References edit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  1. ^ Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1974), 新明解国語辞典 [Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten] (in Japanese), Second edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō

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Hanja in this term

Noun edit

大事 (daesa) (hangeul 대사)

  1. Hanja form? of 대사 (an important thing; a serious matter; a valuable thing).

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun edit

大事

  1. chữ Hán form of đại sự (important matter; big deal; major event; great thing).