Japanese Word Entry

大事
Kana:だいじ
Romaji:daiji
Definitions:
  1. important, serious, crucial

  2. valuable, precious

  3. serious matter, major incident, matter of grave concern, crisis

  4. great undertaking, great enterprise, great thing

  5. safe, OK


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Chinese characters used in this word

large, big, great, vast, high
Readings
Mandarin: ㄉㄚˋ (dà), ㄉㄞˋ (dài), ㄊㄞˋ (tài)
Cantonese: daai6
Japanese: ダイ (dai)、 タイ (tai)、 タ (ta) / おお- (oo-)、 おお.きい (ookii)、 -おお.いに (-ooini)、 はじめ (hajime)、 おおいに (ooini)
Korean: 대 (dae), 다 (da), 태 (tae)
Vietnamese: đại, thái

matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly, affair, to serve, accident, incident
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕˋ (shì), ㄗˋ (zì)
Cantonese: si6
Japanese: ジ (ji)、 ズ (zu)、 シ (shi) / こと (koto)、 つか.う (tsukau)、 つか.える (tsukaeru)、 こととする (kototosuru)
Korean: 사 (sa)
Vietnamese: sự
Variants
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