Means too (excessive); a term of respect
Parts Resembles a person with their arms does not mean 'arms', it is only used here to help you visualize the parts of the character as they relate to the memory hook. out to the side and something at their feet.
Memory hook Imagine a person carrying too much of something and accidentally dropping some.
Grammar Note
In Chinese, the person's surname comes before their title, so 马太太 is Mrs. Ma - review the page on horse.
太太excessive respectMrs., wife
太子respect soncrown prince
人口大不大?person mouth large not largeIs the population large (or not)?
人口太大person mouth too big.The population is too large.
[1] Drop it here, Tainan, Taiwan, 2004 by user Battlecat from, adapted, under license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic