大小

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (dai, "big," "large") + (shō, "small," "little")

NounEdit

大小 (hiragana だいしょう, romaji daishō)

  1. large and small
  2. size, various sizes
  3. the traditional Japanese set of swords that consisted of a katana (daitō) and a wakizashi.

CompoundsEdit

  • 大小便 (daishōben): excrement
  • 莫大小 (meriyasu): knitting

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dàxiǎo
Zhuyin ㄉㄚˋ ㄒㄧㄠˇ
IPA (key) /ta̠⁵¹ ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

NounEdit

大小 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin dàxiǎo)

  1. a size (of dresses, shoes, etc.); proportions; dimensions; magnitude
  2. degree of seniority
  3. old and young; adults and children
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 11:23