In this series of lessons, we take a look at certain characters that even native speakers of Chinese sometimes mess up.
In part one, we’re looking at the three de’s (的 vs 地 vs 得) and teaching you the difference between them.
If you spot your Chinese friend making a typo in the future, go ahead and send them this video.
00:30: 的 (Used before nouns)
01:14: 得 (Used after verbs)
02:32: 地 (Used before verbs)
Watch the video
You turn on/off the Chinese and English captions to practice your listening.
Here are the .srt subtitle files that should open on any text editor.