Big in Chinese
The Chinese character for big in Chinese is “da” pronounced with a falling tone (aka the fourth tone).
Interestingly, this character although translated as big, can also be used where we would normally say large or expansive. Another use of this character would be to represent someone who is the oldest in a family (lao da ).
The character “da” can also be used to express extreme situations. For example, when a downpour is too heavy, one could say…
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