大同小異

See also: 大同小异

ChineseEdit

Great Unity
 
small; tiny; few
small; tiny; few; young
different; unusual; strange
trad. (大同小異) 大同
simp. (大同小异) 大同
Literally: “largely the same (with only) minor differences”.

EtymologyEdit

From the book Zhuangzi.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

大同小異

  1. almost the same; almost identical; similar in most respects

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
どう
Grade: 2
しょう
Grade: 1

Grade: 6
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) いどーしょーい [dàídóóshóꜜòì] (Nakadaka – [5])[1]
  • IPA(key): [da̠ido̞ːɕo̞ːi]

AdjectiveEdit

(だい)(どう)(しょう)() (daidōshōi-na (adnominal (だい)(どう)(しょう)() (daidōshōi na), adverbial (だい)(どう)(しょう)() (daidōshōi ni))

  1. almost the same, not much difference
    Antonyms: 雲泥の差, 雲泥万里, 月と鼈

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

(だい)(どう)(しょう)() (daidōshōi

  1. being practically the same

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

大同小異 (daedongsoi) (hangeul 대동소이)

  1. Hanja form? of 대동소이 (being almost the same).