得 dé: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

得 (dé) English Meaning

  • to have to, to need to (particle used to express capability, possibility, degree, effect…)
  • must
  • ought to
  • to need to

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 我希望得满分。
    Wǒ xīwàng dé mǎnfēn.
    I intend to get a perfect score.
  • 我跟他处得很好。
    Wǒ gēn tā chù dé hěn hǎo.
    I get along well with him.
  • 这个你从哪里得来的?
    Zhège nǐ cóng nǎlǐ dé lái de?
    Where did you get it?
  • 我跑得太快时就心悸。
    Wǒ pǎo dé tài kuài shí jiù xīnjì.
    I get palpitations when I run too fast.
  • 不入虎穴,焉得虎子。
    Bù rù hǔxué, yān dé hǔ zi.
    One may only catch the tiger cub by entering the tiger’s den.
    (Nothing ventured, nothing gained.)
  • 我跟他总是相处得很好。
    Wǒ gēn tā zǒng shì xiāngchǔ dé hěn hǎo.
    I always get along well with him.
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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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 得

HSK 2 Word List

  • 得(de): structural particle:  used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility, etc.
  • 觉得(jué de): to think; to feel

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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