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Using 的 when linking adjectives

那个男的又高又大。 The sentence translates to, "That guy is both big and tall". I do not understand why the 的 is need in that sentence. Wouldn't it make sense just to say, "那个男又高又大。”

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

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    “那个男的”是“是那个男的的身体”的缩写,“又高又大“是形容man的身体,作为日常用语就是”男的“,
    ”那个男的“ is the abbreviation of "the man's body" not "the man",”又高又大“ describe the man's body,not the man,As a daily language,we say "男的" not ”男的身体“
    ,my english is very poor,can you understand me?

    At there,男的 is a noun.If it were a adjective,it would add the others nouns to make up the phrases,for example:男的人。But we dont have this phrase.
    男的 equals 男人,the 女的 do 女人 as well.男的 and 女的 is customed to using by spoken.It is a informal words.
    BTW,"那个男又高又大“ is an ill sentence(incorrect sentence),we never use it.

     

    那个 男的 又高又大(对)
    这里“男的”是指男人。同样还有“女的”指的是女人。
    那个男又高又大(不对)-----那个男人又高又大(对)

    我来解释几种“的”的用法:
    的: 用在词或词组后表示形容词性:美丽~。
    代替所指的人或物:唱歌~。
    表示所属的关系的词:他~衣服。
    助词,用在句末,表示肯定的语气,常与“是”相应:这句话是很对~。
    其实你刚刚说的“那个男的又高又大。”你就可以对应的去看是属于哪一种用法了。

    I dont be agree with laner's answer,that is incorrect.

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