得意

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ChineseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

得意

  1. smug; proud; self-satisfied (usually pejorative)
    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.
  2. (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 zyut1 zo2 keoi5 jat1 daam6 min6 zyu1 dan1. [Jyutping]
    Wow, the baby's too cute! I couldn't help but kiss his cheek.
  3. (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.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
とく
Grade: 4

Grade: 3
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

得意 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana とくい, romaji tokui)

  1. triumphant, proud
  2. skilled

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

得意 ‎(hiragana とくい, romaji 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 978-4-14-011112-3
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