Meaning of 得

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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to obtain; to get; to gain; to catch (a disease); proper; suitable; proud; contented; to allow; to permit; ready; finished
    Example Words:
    得到 [ dào ]: to get; to obtain; to receive
    获得 [ huò ]: to obtain; to receive; to get
    不得 [ ]: must not; may not; not to be allowed; cannot
    取得 [ ]: to acquire; to get; to obtain
    得了 [ le ]: all right!; that's enough!
    More: 得* | *得 | *得*
  • Pinyin: de

    English Definition: structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
    Example Words:
    觉得 [ jué de ]: to think; to feel
    显得 [ xiǎn de ]: to seem; to look; to appear
    记得 [ de ]: to remember
    使得 [ shǐ de ]: usable; workable; feasible; doable; to make; to cause
    懂得 [ dǒng de ]: to understand; to know; to comprehend
    More: 得* | *得 | *得*
  • Pinyin: děi

    English Definition: to have to; must; ought to; to need to
    Example Words:
    总得 [ zǒng děi ]: must; have to; be bound to
    非得 [ fēi děi ]: (followed by a verb phrase, then – optionally – 不可 , or 不行 etc) must
    必得 [ děi ]: must; have to
    得亏 [ děi kuī ]: luckily; fortunately
    得尔塔 [ děi ěr ]: delta (Greek letter Δδ)
    More: 得* | *得 | *得*
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