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大门
dà mén

大门
gate




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大门dàmén
     1. n. the outermost gate of a house or building; front gate; entrance; door
Components
tài
     1. too; so (modifying adjectives; often used with了 at the end of the sentence for emphasis)
     2. big; large; huge
           太 熱 了! - It's so hot!
     3. big; great; deep
           別 吃 太 多 派。 - Don't eat too much pie.
     4. main; major
     5. (usually in negative sentences) very; quite
     6. loud; heavy
           他 不 太 舒服。 - He's not very well.
     7. mature; grown up
     8. most; utmost
     9. greatly; very much
     10. highest; greatest
     11. (dialectal) father
     12. senior; noble
     13. (dialectal) father's elder or younger brother
     14. wife; Miss; Mrs
     15. Used only in the abbreviation of the name.
           太太tai - wife
           北Běi 大Dà - Peking University
     16. Only used in 大夫 (doctor)
     17. Only used in 大城 (Daicheng, Hebei)
     18. Only used in 大王 ((in operas, old novels) king; ringleader)
mén
     1. gate; door; entrance; opening
     2. valve; switch
     3. way of doing something, knack
           門路 - way of doing something
     4. family
     5. (religious) sect; school of thought
           佛門 - Buddhism
     6. class; category
     7. combined with keywords to form the names of scandals (from English -gate)
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