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Chinese Grammar: How to use 得 de? (Video)


1. Right or wrong?

She runs very fast.

她  跑  很  快。

I sleep very well.

我 睡 很 好。

 

2. The construction

V + 得      + Adj           踢  得       好

V + 得 + Adv + Adj           踢  得  非常 好

(V) O +  V + 得 + Adv + Adj   (踢)足球 踢  得  非常 好

He plays football very well.  他 踢足球  踢  得  非常 好。

    tī    kick; play     足球 zúqiú football

 

3. Question1

When do I use the 得 construction? mWhen you want to describe or comment on customary action

 

(This Drill is on the page 14 of NPCR Book2)

 

4. Question2

* Is the particle了for completed actions used in the 得 construction?

No, 了for completed actions cannot be used, but time words can

be used to indicate the action has already been completed.

For example,

We  xiăo shíhou  rìyŭ   shuō   de   hĕn    liúlì

我  小 时候    日语    说    得   很    流利.

I spoke Japanese very fluently when I was little.

 

5. Quiz: To translate

(1) He wrote (very) well today.

____________________________________

(2) He doesn’t speak Chinese well.

_____________________________________

(3) My boyfriend cooked Chinese meal very well yesterday evening.

_______________________________________________________

September 4, 2013

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