dà shì
n./adv. significant or important event, major issue; in a big way
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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guò qù de yì nián zhōng fā shēng le hěn duō dà shì .
phr. There were many important events that happened last year.
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xīn wén méi tǐ yào shí shì qiú shì , ér bú shì dà shì xuàn rǎn .
phr. The news media should be practical and realistic, not play up stories.