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Making Sense of Grammar
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Certain words may appear to be ‘disyllabic adjective + noun’ without 的de after the adjective. This is because they are considered to be one word, not two words. Examples:

年轻人

nián qīng rén

youth; young person

古典音乐

gǔ diǎn yīn lè

classical music

流行歌曲

liú háng gē qǔ

pop songs

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
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