的 vs 地 vs 得 – Chinese Characters That Even Native Speakers Get Wrong!

In Chinese by Gwilym James

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.

00:00: Intro
00:30: 的 (Used before nouns)
01:14: 得 (Used after verbs)
02:32: 地 (Used before verbs)
05:23: Outro

Watch the video

You turn on/off the Chinese and English captions to practice your listening.

Subtitle/Caption Files

Here are the .srt subtitle files that should open on any text editor.

Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)

Talk about this post on our forum!