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目的 mù dì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

目的 (mù dì) English Meaning

  • purpose
  • aim
  • goal
  • target
  • objective

Traditional Characters:  目的

目 forms words in:

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

的 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 4 and HSK 5.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 为了什么目的?
    Wèile shénme mùdì?
    For what purpose?
  • 他们达到了目的。
    Tāmen dádàole mùdì.
    They achieved their goal.
  • 该计划有三个目的。
    Gāi jìhuà yǒusān gè mùdì.
    The plan has a triple purpose.
  • 你的真正目的是甚么?
    Nǐ de zhēnzhèng mùdì shì shénme?
    What’s your real purpose?
  • 你旅行的目的是什么?
    Nǐ lǚxíng de mùdì shì shénme?
    What is the purpose of your trip?
  • 他们终于达到了目的。
    Tāmen zhōngyú dádàole mùdì.
    They attained their purpose at last.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

目 (mù): eye; item; section; list; catalogue; table of contents; order (taxonomy); goal; name; title

 (mù): eye

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 目

HSK 3 Word List

  • 节目(jié mù): program; item (on a program); CL: 台(tái), 個|个(gè), 套(tào)

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 目标(mù biāo): target; goal; objective; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 目录(mù lù): catalog; table of contents; directory (on computer hard drive); list; contents
  • 目前(mù qián): at the present time; currently
  • 题目(tí mù): subject; title; topic; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 项目(xiàng mù): item; project; sports event; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 举世瞩目(jǔshì zhǔmù): attract worldwide attention
  • 科目(kē mù): subject
  • 栏目(lán mù): a column (in a newspaper or on a news website)
  • 盲目(máng mù): blind; aimless
  • 目睹(mù dǔ): to witness; to see at first hand; to see with one’s own eyes
  • 目光(mù guāng): sight; vision; view; gaze; look
  • 一目了然(yí mù liǎo rán): obvious at a glance (idiom)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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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