de of

Made up of [ bái bright; clear; white radical 106, sháo spoon; ladle ]
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses bái component: bǎi (hundred) huáng (emperor) pà (to be afraid) quán (spring)

Different tone

dé (get) dé (virtue)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 的
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Proverbs

迟开的花未必不香 chí kāi de huā wèi bì bú xiāng It's never too late to try something new
姜是老的辣 jiāng shì lǎo de là Experience gives wisdom
强扭的瓜不甜 qiáng niǔ de guā bù tián Coercion never ends up satisfactorily. Leave things to develop naturally
热锅上的蚂蚁 rè guō shàng de mǎ yǐ In a state of feverish activity and excitement
瘦死的骆驼比马大 shòu sǐ de luò tuo bǐ mǎ dà Respect ancient wisdom rather than the new
天下没有不散的宴席 tiān xià méi yǒu bù sàn de yàn xí Good fortune can not last for ever

Phrases

nǐ de Your
wǒ de My
hóng de Red one
huáng de Yellow one

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