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Possession, Ownership 的 de Grammar

Possession, Ownership 的(de) Grammar

的(de) is placed after the “owner” noun or noun phrase. It is similar to apostrophe-“s” in English (‘s).

Possession, ownership 的(de) sentence structure:

  • The owner + 的 + noun


For example,

朋友 (tā de péngyǒu) his friend.

爷爷奶奶 (tā de yéyé nǎinai) his grandpa and grandma.

医生名字 (yīshēng de míngzì) the doctor’s name.

他们房子(tāmen de fángzi) their house.

美国自由女神 (měiguó de zìyóu nǚshén) America’s Statue of Liberty.

钱 (tā de qián) his money.


Use the “can-do” list to check if you learned this grammar.

Can-do checklist:

⃞        I can write 的(de) in Chinese character/pinyin.

⃞        I can understand the meaning of 的(de).

⃞        I can place 的(de) correctly in the sentence.


Simplified Chinese Version


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Traditional Chinese Version

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