Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 得



to obtain, to get, to gain, to catch (a disease), profit


dé, de, děi


Left: go , right top: sunrise (sun above the horizon ), below: skillful hand


"The early bird catches the worm": Go at sunrise and with a skillful you will achieve success/profit.


sun rise(sun over the horizon)
skillful hand(Image of a hand forearm and pulse . It was originally also the distance of one inch (Length: 1 ts'wun = 3.72 cm) from the hand's palm to the pulse. This also stood for a small amount. In the mnemonic, it is used as "skillful hand".)
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不得 bù dé must not; may not; not be allowed; cannot
得很 de hěn very (much, good etc)
谁笑在最后,谁笑得最好 shéi xiào zài zuì hòu , shéi xiào dé zuì hǎo He laughs best who laughs last.
谁笑到最后,谁笑得最好 shéi xiào dào zuì hòu , shéi xiào dé zuì hǎo He laughs best who laughs last.
舍不得 shě bu de to hate to do sth; to hate to part with; to begrudge
赢得 yíng dé to win; to gain
赚得 zhuàn dé earn
懒得 lǎn dé not wishing to do anything; disinclined
怡然自得 yí rán zì dé happy and content (idiom)
踏破铁鞋无觅处,得来全不费工夫 tà pò tiě xié wú mì chù , dé lái quán bù fèi gōng fu to travel far and wide looking for sth, only to find it easily
乍得 Zhà dé Chad

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