Meaning and pronunciation of 的

Simplified/traditional character
de (de)

Definition:

of, ~'s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute); (used to form a nominal expression); (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis);

HSK levels:

1, 4, 5

Components:

  • 白 (bái): white
  • 勺 (sháo): spoon; ladle; CL:把[ba3]; abbr. for 公勺[gong1 shao2], centiliter (unit of volume);

Characters with the same pronunciation:

Sentences examples with 的:

  • 我的电脑里有好多的东西。
    Wǒ de diànnǎo li yǒu hǎoduō de dōngxī.
  • 大杯子是我的。
    Dà bēizi shì wǒ de.
  • 今天我的朋友不能工作,他在医院!
    jīntiān wǒ de péngyǒu bùnéng gōngzuò, tā zài yīyuàn!
  • 你的名字是什么?
    Nǐ de míngzì shì shénme?
  • 现在,我的女儿四岁了。
    Xiànzài, wǒ de nǚ'ér sì suìle.

Words containing 的, by HSK level:

HSK word list level 1

  • (de) : of; structural particle: used before a noun, linking it to preceding possessive or descriptive attributive

HSK word list level 4

  • (mùdì) : purpose; aim; goal; target; objective; CL:个

HSK word list level 5

  • (díquè) : really; indeed
  • (shìde) : seems as if; rather like;

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