The Chinese word 得 is a particle that is commonly used to indicate the degree or manner in which an action is performed. It can be translated to English as “to the extent of” or “in a way that”. 得 is often used after a verb to describe how an action was carried out. For example, “跑得快” means “to run quickly”.
Particle: used to link verb with adjective
Verb: to obtain, to gain, to allow
Auxiliary Verb: to have to
|我跑得很快||wǒ pǎo de hěn kuài||I run very fast|
|他唱得很好听||tā chàng de hěn hǎo tīng||He sings very beautifully|
|她说得很清楚||tā shuō de hěn qīngchǔ||She speaks very clearly|
|他笑得很开心||tā xiào de hěn kāixīn||He laughs very happily|
|我做得很好||wǒ zuò de hěn hǎo||I do very well|
|她看得很认真||tā kàn de hěn rènzhēn||She looks very carefully|
|他写得很漂亮||tā xiě de hěn piàoliang||He writes very beautifully|
|她听得很仔细||tā tīng de hěn zǐxì||She listens very carefully|
得 is part of HSK Level 2 and HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2 and HSK Level 4.