得意 dé yì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

得意 (dé yì) English Meaning

  • proud of oneself
  • pleased with oneself
  • complacent

Traditional Characters:  得意

得 forms words in:

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意 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 人生有得意时也有失意时。
    Rénshēng yǒu déyì shí yěyǒu shīyì shí.
    Life is full of ups and downs.
  • 他对自己目前的境遇颇为得意。
    Tā duì zìjǐ mùqián de jìngyù pǒ wéi déyì.
    He is quite content with his present situation.
  • 他终于获得了驾驶执照,这使他颇为得意。
    Tā zhōngyú huòdéle jiàshǐ zhízhào, zhè shǐ tā pǒ wéi déyì.
    He is at last the proud possessor of a driving-licence.
  • 那男孩给我看他的崭新足球靴子时得意极了。
    Nà nánhái gěi wǒ kàn tā de zhǎnxīn zúqiú xuē zǐ shí déyì jíle.
    The boy was on cloud nine when he showed me his new football shoes.
  • 凡人皆有得意时。
    Fánrén jiē yǒu déyì shí.
    Every dog has his day.
  • 海狮似乎对展出很得意。
    Hǎishī sìhū duì zhǎn chū hěn déyì.
    The sea lion seems to enjoy showing off.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

得 (dé): to obtain; to get; to gain; to catch (a disease); proper; suitable; proud; contented; to allow; to permit; ready; finished

  •  (chì): walk around
  •  (dàn): dawn; morning; day-break; day
  •  (cùn): thumb

意 (yì): idea; meaning; thought; to think; wish; desire; intention; to expect; to anticipate; Italy; Italian; abbreviation for 意大利(Yìdàlì)

  •  (yīn): sound
  •  (xīn): heart

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 觉

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 感觉(gǎn jué): to feel; to become aware of; feeling; sense; perception; CL:  個|个(gè)

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 意

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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