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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
    Chinese Definition:
    ①获取,接受:得到。得失。得益。得空(kòng)。得便。得力。得济。心得。
    ②适合:得劲。得当(dàng)。得法。得体。
    ③满意:得意。扬扬自得。
    ④完成,实现:饭得了。得逞。得志(多指满足名利的欲望)。
    ⑤可以,许可:不得随地吐痰。
    ⑥口语词(a。表禁止,如“得了,别说了”;b。表同意,如“得,就这么办”)。

    Example Words:
    获得 [ huò ]: to obtain; to receive; to get
    不得不 [ ]: have no choice or option but to; cannot but; have to; can't help it; can't avoid
    得意 [ ]: proud of oneself; pleased with oneself; complacent
    不得了 [ liǎo ]: desperately serious; disastrous; extremely; exceedingly
    难得 [ nán ]: seldom; rare; hard to come by
  • 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
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用在动词后面,表示能够或可以。[合]我们可粗心不得;她能去我为什么去不得。
    ②用在动词和补语中间,表示可能。[合]我拿得动;那办得到。
    ③用在动词或形容词后面,连接表示程度或结果的补语。[合]冷得打哆嗦;笑得肚子痛。
    ④另见dé;děi。

    Example Words:
    觉得 [ jué de ]: to think; to feel
    记得 [ de ]: to remember
    值得 [ zhí de ]: to be worth; to deserve
    来得及 [ lái de ]: there's still time; able to do sth in time
    显得 [ xiǎn de ]: to seem; to look; to appear
  • Pinyin: děi

    English Definition: to have to; must; ought to; to need to
    Chinese Definition:
    ①必须,须要:可得注意。
    ②极舒服,极适意:这时要能洗上凉水澡,就得了。
    ③失。
    ④得。
    ⑤用在动词后表可能:要不得。拿得起来。
    ⑥用在动词或形容词后的连接补语,表示效果或程度:跑得快。香得很。

    Example Words:
    总得 [ zǒng děi ]: must; have to; be bound to
    得尔塔 [ děi ěr ]: delta (Greek letter Δδ)
    得亏 [ děi kuī ]: luckily; fortunately
    得要 [ děi yào ]: to need; must
    必得 [ děi ]: must; have to
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