大小dà xiǎo

size

Meaning

Primary Meaning:

size

Mnemonic:

A fishing harbour had a shark problem where all of a sudden sharks of all sizes swam near the harbour. It was too difficult to try attack the big (大) ones so a fisherman decided to catch small (小) sharks before they grow big.


Alternative Meaning:

magnitude, size, measurement, large and small, at any rate, adults and children, and consideration of seniority

Reading

Mnemonic:

The little shark took a bite of the dangling (dà) bait and the fisherman rejoiced and shouted (xiǎo) to his helper for support.


Alternative Reading:

da4 xiao3 and da xiao

Characters

Character:

and

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