大人

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ChineseEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

大人

  1. adult; grown-up
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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, historical) sir (form of address used by ordinary citizens to address police officers during Taiwan's Japanese era)
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “Query for 大人”, in 台文/華文線頂辭典 [On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (Tai-gi hôa-gí sòaⁿ-téng sû-tián)][1] (in Chinese and Min Nan), (Please provide a date or year).
  • Entry #221”, in 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Min Nan), Ministry of Education, R.O.C., 2011.

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1
Irregular
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Pronunciation 1Edit

  • (Irregular reading)
  • (Tokyo) とな [òtóná] (Heiban - [0])
  • IPA(key): [o̞to̞na̠]

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 (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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Pronunciation 2Edit

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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Pronunciation 3Edit

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

NounEdit

大人 ‎(hiragana たいにん, romaji tainin, alternative reading だいにん, romaji dainin)

  1. an adult

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

大人 ‎(daein) ‎(hangeul 대인)

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

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

大人

  1. Hán tự form of đại nhân, "noble man"
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