大/pronunciation dai and tai and oo/mean big

How to study

How to Remember

When you study the Japanese Kanji, "大"

I'd like you to imagine that you spread your arms and legs out on a big bed.

That looks like 大 right?  It means big.

In Use

When you use only 大, The pronunciation is "dai"

 

When you use 大 with other Kanji, The pronunciation is "tai" sometimes "dai"

大群(taigun) 大衆(taishyu) 大安(taian) 大河(taiga) 大小(daishyou)

 

When you use 大 with Hiragana, The pronunciation is "oo"

大きなベットに飛(to)び込(ko)む。jump into a big bed.

友達(tomodachi)の家(ie)はとても大きい。My friend's house is very big.

 

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