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的 de: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

的 (de) English Meaning

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

Traditional Character:

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 4 and HSK 5.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list. PLEASE NOTE:  This character is also pronounced dì in other HSK levels.

Sample Sentences

  • 这是我的书。
    Zhè shì wǒ de shū.
    This is my book.
  • 这是对的。
    Zhè shì duì de.
    That’s correct.
  • 这是我先生。
    Zhè shì wǒ de xiānshēng.
    This is my husband.

Stroke Order & Character Components

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

  • 白 (bái): white
    勺 (sháo): spoon; ladle; CL: 把 (bǎ); abbr. for 公勺 (gōng sháo), centiliter (unit of volume)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 的

HSK 1 Word List

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

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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