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What is the function of DE (得) in Chinese?

asked Dec 6, 2017 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (23,690 points)

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De (得) marks a post-verbal complement. For example,

              e.g.       他吃飯吃得很慢。

                            tā chī fàn chī dé hěn màn  

                           he eat meal eat DE Deg slow

                           ‘He eats meals slowly.’

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (23,690 points)
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他吃飯吃得很慢。

                            tā chī fàn chī dé hěn màn  

                           he eat meal eat DE Deg slow

                           ‘He eats meals slowly.
answered Mar 11 by Kristin (380 points)
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