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English Definitiondam
Simplified Script大坝
Traditional Script大壩
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄚˋ ㄅㄚˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)daai6baa3
Word Decomposition
big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; older (than); oldest; eldest; greatly; very much; (dialect) father; father's elder or younger brother
dam; dike; embankment

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Words With Same Head Word    
大学dàxuéuniversity; college; the Great Learning, one of the Four Books 四书 in Confucianism
大概dàgàiroughly; probably; rough; approximate; about; general idea
大家dàjiāeveryone; influential family; great expert
大声dàshēngloud voice; in a loud voice; loudly
大陆dàlùcontinent; mainland; mainland China (reference to the PRC)
Words With Same Tail Word    
元坝yuánbàYuanba district of Guangyuan city 广元市, Sichuan
冰坝bīngbàfreezing blockage; dam of ice on river
土坝tǔbàearth dam; dam of earth and rocks (as opposed to waterproof dam of clay or concrete)
妥坝tuǒbàformer county from 1983 in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地区, Tibet; replaced by Qamdo, Zhag'yab and Jomdo counties in 1999
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