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Mini-test Answer: 得 (Beginner)

Apr. 15, 2011

Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)

The correct answer to this question is A.

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Analysis of Chinese Grammar:

A. “得” is used as a complement to indicate how an action works. The sentence pattern is “v.+ 得+adv.”. For example: 长得好看 (zhǎng de hǎokàn) “to look beautiful.”

B. “地” is often used as a part of an adverbial phrase to describe the action that follows it. The sentence pattern is “adv.+ 地+v.”  for example: 努力地学习 (nǔlì de xuéxí) “to study hard.”

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C. “的” is usually used after adjectives or pronouns to indicate the quality or the owner of something. For example: 蓝色的大海 (lánsè de dàhǎi) “blue sea,” 我的阿姨 (wǒ de āyí) “my aunt.”

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