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The Chinese word de - 的 - de
( particle )

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced . However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well (not yet available in this dictionary).

English translations

particle, suffix

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 的 ( de ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( de ) with pronunciation (English translation: <i>particle</i> )
The traditional Chinese characters of de are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 的 ( de ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Zhe ben shu shi wo de.
Zhè bĕn shū shì wŏ de.
 – English translation: This is my book.

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Character complexity
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is composed of 8 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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的 ( de ) belongs to the 10 most common Chinese characters (rank 1)
Chinese example words containing the character 的 ( de )
别的 ( biéde = other ), 带器的 ( dàiqìde = sparkling ), 的时候 ( de shíhòu = while ), 的黎波里 ( Dìlíbōlí = Tripoli ), 目的 ( mùdì = target ), 亲爱的 ( qīn'ài de... = dear ), 谁的 ( shéi de = whose ), 他妈的 ( tāmāde = shit (swearword) ), 有的 ( yŏude = some )
Other characters that are pronounced de in Chinese
More words that mean particle in Chinese
ba ( 吧 ), de ( 得 ), de ( 地 ), le ( 了 ), me ( 么 ), ( 哪 ), ne ( 呢 ), zhe ( 着 )
More words that mean suffix in Chinese
( 子 )

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