的 得 地

gabrielbouzard10
February 16, 2011, 12:09 AM posted in Grammar Questions

Could someone please give a short explination for how each of the de characters is used? I failed a worksheet that required me to distinguish between them. All that I understand is this:

的 : Possessive "Wo de ba ba shu Jeff". Are there other functions?

得 : In a manner that is or V得(able to)perceive.

地 : I have no idea.

 

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wande
October 26, 2015, 08:17 AM

地 (de)

This "de" is used to modify verbs or adjectives. The easy way to remember this one is that, unlike the other two de particles, this one always precedes the word it modifies (which is usually a verb).

The pattern is:

Modifier 地 (de) Verb / Adj

The modifier is frequently a reduplicated adjective, such as 慢慢 (mànmān).

Sample Sentences

高兴起来

He jumped up happily.

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紧紧我的

He shakes my hand firmly.

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不停

It kept on raining.

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飞快

He ran off at a sprint.

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慢慢女孩子慢慢接近消除戒心

You have to treat a girl well slowly, approach her slowly; dispel her wariness of you.

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背后出来够呛

He jumped out from behind without any warning. He scared me terribly.

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