Using 的 (de) with Adjectives

0
That's Mandarin Tips : Using 'de (的)' with Adjectives

 In English, it’s common to see phrases like “a beautiful park”, “an interesting person”, “a big room”, etc. You don’t need to put anything between an adjective and a noun in these cases. In Chinese, things get a bit more complicated. You might need to insert a “de(的)” between an adjective and a noun, depending on what adjective it is. Generally speaking, A “de(的)” is not needed if the adjective only contains one syllable. If an adjective contains two or more syllables, then a “de(的)” needs to be inserted in between the adjective and the noun. Just follow this simple rule and you will be fine.  Now let’s have a look at some examples:

 

English

a beautiful park

Chinese (Pinyin)

yī  gè  piào liàng  de  gōng yuán

Chinese (Character)

一个漂亮公园

(The adjective “piào liàng(漂亮)” contains more than one syllable, so a “de(的)” is needed in this case.)

 

English

an interesting person

Chinese (Pinyin)

yī  gè  yǒu qù  de  rén

Chinese (Character)

一个有趣

 

English

a big room

Chinese (Pinyin)

yī  gè  dà  fáng jiān

Chinese (Character)

一个大房间

(The adjective “dà(大)” only contains one syllable, so a “de(的)” is not needed in this case.)

 

 

Related Posts

About Us

That’s Mandarin Blog offers tips and advice on living and studying Mandarin in China, and explores the stark cultural differences between the East, the West – and everything in between.

Powered by That’s Mandarin Language School

Follow Us

Popular Posts

When to use hé (和)
When to use hé (和)
VanyaApril 12, 2017
That's Mandarin Tips : hé shì (合适) or shì hé (适合)
Héshì (合适) vs. Shìhé (适合)
VanyaApril 20, 2017
Best Chinese Smartphones Companies
Best Chinese Smartphone Companies
AvatarJanuary 13, 2017

Categories

Calendar

September 2019
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30