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ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(大人)
alt. forms 大儂大侬 Min Nan

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

大人

  1. adult; grown-up
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(大人)

Reborrowing from Japanese 大人 ‎(taijin) for the historical Min Nan sense.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

大人

  1. Your Excellency; His Excellency
  2. (Taiwan Min Nan, dated) sir (form of address used by ordinary citizens to address police officers during Taiwan's Japanese era)
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1
Irregular

Jukujikun (熟字訓).

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

大人 ‎(hiragana おとな, romaji otona)

  1. an adult
    • 2010 December 8, Hideaki Sorachi, “あることはさんある [Twice, Thrice That There Are]”, in ぎんたま [Silver Soul], volume 37 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-870145-5:
      まずはこのローションをかぶってだな
      Mazu wa kono rōshon o kabutte da na
      First we slap on some lotion
      ちょっと ()てぇぇぇ‼ それどこの大人 (おとな)のプールぅ⁉
      Chotto maテェェェ‼ Sore doko no otona no pūルゥ⁉
      Hold o-o-on‼ Are you tryna turn this place into an adult poo-ool!?

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1
Irregular
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

大人 ‎(hiragana うし, romaji ushi)

  1. an honorific title for a scholar or teacher

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
たい
Grade: 1
じん
Grade: 1
on'yomi
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

大人 ‎(hiragana たいじん, romaji taijin)

  1. a large person; a giant
  2. an adult
  3. a person of high rank; a noble
  4. an honorific title for a scholar or teacher

Etymology 4Edit

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
にん
Grade: 1
on'yomi
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

大人 ‎(hiragana だいにん, romaji dainin)

  1. an adult

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

大人 ‎(daein) ‎(hangeul 대인)

  1. Hanja form? of 대인, “adult”.
  2. noble man, gentleman, magnanimous man

OkinawanEdit

NounEdit

大人 ‎(hiragana うふっちゅ, romaji ufutchu)

  1. adult

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

大人

  1. Hán tự form of đại nhân, “noble man”
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