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How do you use the character 得?


I need to know how to use this character for my Chinese course and I do not understand how to use it!

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    There's at least a couple of few ways to use it actually:
    1. Connecting a verb or an adjective and an adverb together:
    ex: 他跑得快 (He runs fast), in this case it is usually pronounced as (de) with no tone.

    2. To get something:
    ex: 我得了奖杯 (I got the trophy), pronounced as (de) with the 2nd tone

    There are other ones, but I'm not sure if they're area-specific

    Have to
    我得睡觉了(I have to sleep)

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