Components

大 means 'big'

Animation / stroke order not available.
LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
Strokes : 3    Radical number: 37    Frequency: 4   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 1   Begins 1438 words   Used in 1924 words   Used in 16315 names   Component in 1973 kanji (274 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ダイ   タイ
Kun
   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-
Name    うふ   お   おう   た   たかし   とも   はじめ   ひろ   ひろし   まさ   まさる   もと   わ
See why the "big" radical 大 is in kanji such as (heaven), (husband), and (bustle), and learn what to call this radical in its various positions.
⿻   one   person  
Explore these components visually on The Kanji Map ⇗
LOG IN to view kanji mastery data
LOG IN to view your flashcards
In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 大 is used 109 times, read 3 ways. 3 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 大 is used 1768 times, read 3 ways (with 4 variations). 4 words use a non-standard reading.
Showing:
ダイ : 869 words FIND ALL
0
noun
1. post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.  (see also: 総合大学)
2. former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators)  (see also: 大学寮, 国学; abbreviation)
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 2 forms, examples and links)
タイ : 431 words FIND ALL
0
1. important; necessary; indispensable
2. beloved; precious; dear; cherished; valuable
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 meaning, examples and links)
おおきい : 451 words FIND ALL
3
big; large; great; loud
(click the word for examples and links)
わ: 1 word. FIND ALL
4
noun
Japanese-style ritual saddle  (see also: 唐鞍)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 forms, examples and links)
だ: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
vice-minister (Meiji period); undersecretary  (see also: 大輔, 次官)
(click the word for examples and links)
お: 7 words. FIND ALL
3
Most common form: おっきい
big; large; great  (see also: 小っちゃい; often written with kana only; colloquialism)
(click the word for examples and links)
た: 3 words. FIND ALL
1
noun
1. high-ranking noh actor  (see also: 能太夫)
2. head of a school of noh performance
(click the word to view an additional 5 meanings and 1 form, examples and links)
Part of a non-standard reading: 4 words. FIND ALL
0
adult
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
An additional おお.いに less common words include 大 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 25 (originally: 53)  Joy o' Kanji : 53  Key to Kanji: 705 

Cascading kanji view

ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
Problem with this kanji? Question or comment? Please CONTACT US.
Kanshudo is your AI Japanese tutor, and your constant companion on the road to mastery of the Japanese language. To get started learning Japanese, just follow the study recommendations on your Dashboard. You can use Quick search (accessible using the icon at the top of every page) to look up any Japanese word, kanji or grammar point, as well as to find anything on Kanshudo quickly. For an overview, take the tour.
Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points, examples), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
×