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Big Brother / Elder Brother

China ā xiōng
Japan akei
Big Brother / Elder Brother Vertical Wall Scroll

阿兄 is a Chinese and Japanese title for elder brother.

阿兄 is an honorific title, like saying, "my dear brother." I nice way to pay tribute to your big brother, or older brother on your wall.

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Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin xiōng / xiong1
Taiwan hsiung
Japanese nii / ni / にい    kei / ke / けい    ani / あに
Chinese elder brother
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) (familiar language) used after the name of someone who is an older brother figure; (2) (See お兄さん) used with various honorifics to mean (older) brother; (n,n-suf) (1) (See 兄・あに) elder brother; (pronoun) (2) (familiar language) (masculine speech) pronoun or suffix used in reference to an older brother figure; Mister; Mr; (humble language) elder brother; older brother; (personal name) Kei
Elder brother.

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Mandarin dài // dà / dai4 // da4
Taiwan tai // ta
Japanese dai / だい    oo / おお
Chinese see 大夫[dai4 fu5]; big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; older (than); oldest; eldest; greatly; very much; (dialect) father; father's elder or younger brother
Japanese (prefix) (1) the large part of; (2) big; large; great; (suffix) (3) approximate size; no larger than; (4) (abbreviation) (See 大学・1) -university; (5) large (e.g. serving size); loud (e.g. volume setting); (prefix) (See 大・だい・2) big; large; (given name) Yutaka; (surname, given name) Masaru; (personal name) Masa; (male given name) Futoshi; (male given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hiro; (surname, given name) Hajime; (personal name) Daibuku; (personal name) Daifuku; (personal name) Daisue; (surname) Daijou; (personal name) Daikatsu; (surname, female given name) Dai; (given name) Takeshi; (male given name) Takashi; (given name) Shin; (personal name) Kazuhito; (surname) Oyagi; (surname) Otaka
Maha. 摩訶; 麼賀. Great, large, big; all pervading, all-embracing; numerous 多; surpassing ; mysterious 妙; beyond comprehension 不可思議; omnipresent 體無不在. The elements, or essential things, i.e. (a) 三大 The three all-pervasive qualities of the 眞如 q.v. : its 體, 相 , 用 substance, form, and functions, v. 起信論 . (b) 四大 The four tanmātra or elements, earth, water, fire, air (or wind) of the 倶舍論. (c)五大 The five, i.e. the last four and space 空, v. 大日經. (d) 六大 The six elements, earth, water, fire, wind, space (or ether), mind 識. Hīnayāna, emphasizing impersonality 人空, considers these six as the elements of all sentient beings; Mahāyāna, emphasizing the unreality of all things 法空, counts them as elements, but fluid in a flowing stream of life, with mind 識 dominant; the esoteric sect emphasizing nonproduction, or non-creation, regards them as universal and as the Absolute in differentiation. (e) 七大 The 楞嚴經 adds 見 perception, to the six above named to cover the perceptions of the six organs 根.

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Mandarin/ si4
Taiwan ssu
Chinese wife or senior concubine of husbands older brother (old); elder sister (old); surname Si

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Mandarin sǎo / sao3
Taiwan sao
Japanese aniyome / あによめ
Chinese older brother's wife; sister-in-law
Japanese elder brother's wife; sister-in-law


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Mandarin lìng xiōng / ling4 xiong1
Taiwan ling hsiung
Japanese reikei / reke / れいけい
Chinese Your esteemed older brother (honorific)
Japanese your elder brother


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Japanese hakuchuu / hakuchu / はくちゅう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) being evenly matched; being equal with; being on a par with; being well contested; (2) (archaism) (orig. meaning) eldest and second eldest brother; older and younger brother; (place-name) Hakuchuu


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Mandarin bó fù / bo2 fu4
Taiwan po fu
Japanese eoji / えおじ
Chinese father's elder brother; term of respect for older man; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (archaism) (See 阿叔) uncle (one's father's older brother)


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Japanese aniue / あにうえ Japanese (honorific or respectful language) older brother


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Japanese keiji / keji / けいじ Japanese (noun/participle) defer to another as if an older brother


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Japanese anibun / あにぶん Japanese (1) (See 弟分) sworn elder brother; (2) older male in an homosexual relationship


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Mandarin xiōng mèi / xiong1 mei4
Taiwan hsiung mei
Japanese keimai;kyoudai(ik) / kemai;kyodai(ik) / けいまい;きょうだい(ik)
Chinese brother(s) and sister(s)
Japanese older brother and younger sister


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Japanese konokamigokoro / このかみごころ Japanese (archaism) solicitude befitting an older brother or older person


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Japanese niisama / nisama / にいさま Japanese (honorific or respectful language) older brother


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Japanese anija / あにじゃ Japanese (honorific or respectful language) (See 兄者人) older brother


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Japanese aniki(p);aniki / あにき(P);アニキ Japanese (1) (familiar language) (honorific or respectful language) elder brother; (2) one's senior; (3) older man; man older than oneself



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Mandarin nèi xiōng / nei4 xiong1
Taiwan nei hsiung
Chinese wife's older brother


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Mandarin gē ge / ge1 ge5
Taiwan ko ko
Chinese older brother; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]


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Mandarin sì dé / si4 de2
Taiwan ssu te
Japanese shitoku
Chinese four Confucian injunctions 孝悌忠信 (for men), namely: piety 孝 to one's parents, respect 悌 to one's older brother, loyalty 忠 to one's monarch, faith 信 to one's male friends; the four Confucian virtues for women of morality 德, physical charm 容, propriety in speech 言 and efficiency in needlework 功
The four nirvana virtues, or values, according to the Mahāyāna Nirvana Sutra: (1) 常德 permanence or eternity; (2) 樂德 joy; (3) 我德 personality or the soul; (4) 淨德 purity. These four important terms, while denied in the lower realms, are affirmed by the sutra in the transcendental, or nirvana-realm; four virtues


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Mandarin dà bó / da4 bo2
Taiwan ta po
Japanese oohaku / おおはく    ooku / おおく
Chinese husband's older brother; brother-in-law
Japanese (surname) Oohaku; (female given name) Ooku


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Japanese taikei / taike / たいけい Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) older brother; (pronoun) (2) (honorific or respectful language) (epistolary style) (See 小弟・2) you (in ref. to male of greater age or status); (surname) Ooe


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Mandarin dà niáng / da4 niang2
Taiwan ta niang
Chinese (coll.) father's older brother's wife; aunt (polite address)


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Mandarin dà sǎo / da4 sao3
Taiwan ta sao
Chinese older brother's wife; sister-in-law; elder sister (respectful appellation for an older married woman)


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Japanese shitei;kyoudai(ik) / shite;kyodai(ik) / してい;きょうだい(ik) Japanese older sister and younger brother


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Mandarin jiě zhàng / jie3 zhang4
Taiwan chieh chang
Chinese older sister's husband; brother-in-law


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Mandarin sǎo sao / sao3 sao5
Taiwan sao sao
Chinese older brother's wife; sister-in-law; (polite address to a younger married woman) sister


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Mandarin sǎo zi / sao3 zi5
Taiwan sao tzu
Chinese (coll.) older brother's wife; sister-in-law; CL:個|个[ge4]


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Japanese jikkei / jikke / じっけい Japanese (biological) older brother; older brother from the same parents


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Mandarin nián xiōng / nian2 xiong1
Taiwan nien hsiung
Chinese lit. older brother; fig. fellow students who are successful in the imperial examinations


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Japanese gukei / guke / ぐけい Japanese (1) foolish older brother; (2) (humble language) older brother



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Mandarin ōu bā / ou1 ba1
Taiwan ou pa
Chinese (female usage) older brother (loanword from Korean "oppa"); male friend

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Big Brother
Elder Brother
阿兄akeiā xiōng / a1 xiong1 / a xiong / axionga hsiung / ahsiung

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