ChineseEdit

 
get; obtain; gain; proper; suitable; proud; contented; allow; permit; ready; finished; a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect; degree or possibility; to have to; must; ought to; to need to
 
idea; meaning; wish; desire; (abbr.) Italy
simp. and trad.
(得意)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

得意

  1. (of a person) successful
    情場得意 / 情场得意  ―  Tā qíngchǎng déyì.  ―  He is lucky in love.
  2. (often pejorative) smug; proud; self-satisfied
    那個得意樣兒 [MSC, trad.]
    那个得意样儿 [MSC, simp.]
    Qiáo tā nàge déyì de yàngr. [Pinyin]
    Look at him, looking so smug.
  3. (Cantonese) cute; adorable
    BB得意面珠墩 [Cantonese, trad.]
    BB得意面珠墩 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Waa3, go3 bi4 bi1 taai3 dak1 ji3 laa3! Ngo5 jan2 m4 zyu6 zyut3-1 zo2 keoi5 jat1 daam6 min6 zyu1 dan1. [Jyutping]
    Wow, the baby's too cute! I couldn't help but kiss his cheek.
  4. (Cantonese) interesting; peculiar
    得意 [Cantonese, trad.]
    得意 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Nei5 nam2 maai4 saai3 di1 je5 dou1 gau3 saai3 dak1 ji3 gaa3 laa3. [Jyutping]
    The stuff you think about is quite peculiar.

SynonymsEdit

  • (cute):

Derived termsEdit

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
とく
Grade: 4

Grade: 3
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

得意(とくい) (tokui) (-na inflection, adnominal 得意(とくい) (tokui na), adverbial 得意(とくい) (tokui ni))

  1. triumphant, proud
  2. skilled

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

得意(とくい) (tokui)

  1. strong point
  2. triumph
  3. regular customer

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN