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The Chinese word de - 得 - de
( particle )

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced dĕi / dé. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translation


Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 得 ( 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.
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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

She looks nice  |  He swims well  |  inserted between a verb and its complement to express possibility or capability. Also used to link a verb/adjective to a complement describing manner or degree
得 ( de ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 31)
Chinese example words containing the character 得 ( de )
彼得 ( Bĭdé = Peter ), 不得不 ( bùdé bù = to have to ), 得很 ( de hĕn = than ), 得到 ( dédào = to obtain ), 得意 ( déyì = complacent ), 懂得 ( dŏngdé = to understand ), 获得 ( huòdé = to obtain ), 记得 ( jìde = to remember ), 觉得 ( juéde = to feel ), 来得及 ( lái dejí = in time ), 取得 ( qŭdé = to obtain ), 舍不得 ( shĕ bù dé = to hate to part with or use ), 显得 ( xiăndé = to seem ), 值得 ( zhíde = to be worth )
Other characters that are pronounced de in Chinese
More words that mean particle in Chinese
ba ( 吧 ), de ( 的 ), de ( 地 ), le ( 了 ), me ( 么 ), ( 哪 ), ne ( 呢 ), zhe ( 着 )

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