[たい][へん]

adverb

  1. very, greatly, terribly, awfully.

adjectival noun or quasi-adjective, noun

  1. immense, enormous, great.
  2. serious, grave, dreadful, terrible.
  3. difficult, hard.

noun

  1. major incident, disaster.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[たい][へん] 大変 たいへん
[たい]へん 大へん たいへん

Contained Kanji Breakdown

large, big (1st)
  • one, one radical (no.1)(1st)
  • person(1st)
unusual, change, strange (4th)
  • also, again (Names)
    • kettle lid radical (no. 8)
    • fire, fire radical (no. 86)
  • late, delayed, winter radical (no. 34)