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Common Usages Of 得 (De) In A Conversational Class

The Chinese character 得 is the key to whole families of expressions, like phrases that express being able to do something, or phrases that express the way someone does something. Read here how you can master this one word solution to many of the confusions Chinese learners face as they become conversational. As is often the case in Chinese, using it well will allow you to do a lot with just a few words.

Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM
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I don't understand what you mean: "Usually you will hear 得 in a first meeting"
September 29, 2016
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October 17, 2016

in Cantonese 得mean can 

if use ask can u sth , we use the 到only. At least in daily conversation.

睇到? can u see?

聽到? can u hear?

October 8, 2016

Nice article, I loved the full explanations. Of course, in the end the core points can be resumed to a fraction of the text. But at the same time I found the Chinese examples easy to read, while the general context is provided in English.
Also, your humor made me continue reading, and there was never too much grammar at one point, that could have lowered my interest. You truly must be a good teacher!

October 4, 2016

Hi 米持夢, thank you for your comment. Based on my experience, my new students will likely hear "得" in our first meeting (as in "看得到吗?" or "听得到吗?").  


Video Lesson

看得到吗?

kàn de dào ma?

Can you see (me)?


Audio/Video Lesson 

听得到吗? 

tīng de dào ma?

Can you hear (me)?


I hope that answers your question. If you have any other questions, please let me know :) Thanks! 


Edited: Format issue 



September 29, 2016
Amy Lin
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Other), English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Learning Language
Chinese (Cantonese), Japanese, Korean, Spanish