Encyclopedia: Da Qiao

Da Qiao; Ta Ch‘iao; 大喬

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Da Qiao 大喬

Lived: Unknown


Served: Wu

Elder of Wu’s Qiao Sisters. Sister to Xiao Qiao. Married to Sun Ce.

Officer Details

Wade-Giles: Ta Ch‘iao
Simplified Chinese: 大乔
Pronunciation: Da4 Qiao2  Pronunciation
Cantonese (Yale): Daai Kiu
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Daai Kiu
Min-Nan: Tay Kiauw

Birthplace: Lujiang

Name Notes: Da (大), in this context, translates to ‘Big’, thus ‘Elder’. Rather than refer to her as the ‘Older Qiao’, the name Da Qiao has become a popular alternative. Da Qiao and Xiao Qiao were names first used by Koei in Dynasty Warriors 3 when the characters were introduced. Note that Da4 and Xiao3 can still be used in this context in the modern-day family, and usually as the surname.

Family and Relationships

Qiao Xuan ƒ (Father); Sun Ce (Husband); Xiao Qiao (Sister); Sun Shao (Son)

Fact vs. Fiction

Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction

  • Historically, was not the daughter of Qiao Xuan. [SGZ]

Literary Appearances

Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 29, 44, 48, 54

Search Results

Anything Da Qiao.
Date: 03/11     Replies: 27
Da Qiao and Xiao Qiao
Date: 04/04     Replies: 13


Qiao Sisters SGYY Biography
Date: 07/04     Replies: 15



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September 22, 2023