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Getting started with Chinese 3
Getting started with Chinese 3

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2 Changing adjectives into noun phrases

Some adjectives can be turned into nouns or noun phrases by adding de at the end. For example:

(large) + de (particle) → dàde 大的 (the large one)

yǒuqián 有钱 (rich) + de (particle) → yǒuqián de 有钱的 (the rich)

Activity 2

Choose either an adjective or a noun to complete the Chinese sentences below.

Wǒ yǒu yī ge ______ péngyou. 我有一个______朋友。

a. 

hǎo


b. 

hǎo de 好的


The correct answer is a.

Tā xǐhuan _______ háishì xiǎo de? 他喜欢 _______ 还是小的?

a. 


b. 

dà de 大的


The correct answer is b.

_______ shì wǒ jiějie. _______ 是我姐姐。

a. 

gāo 高的


b. 

gāo de


The correct answer is b.