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Pronunciation : dìng
Meaning :
  1. decide; fix; set. (v)
  2. subscribe to (a newspaper, etc.); book (seats, tickets, etc.); order (merchandise, etc.). (v)
  3. calm; stable. (adj)
  4. surely; certainly; definitely. (adv)
Radical :
Strokes : 8
Traditional :
Usage : 62.9%
Common Words / Phrases:
jué dìng
: decide; determine
què dìng
: define; fix; determine
kěn dìng
: affirm; confirm; positive; affirmative
yuē dìng
: appoint; arrangement
yí dìng
: surely; certainly; necessarily
bú yí dìng
: not necessarily; maybe
1. The meeting is fixed for tomorrow morning.
kāi huì shí jiān dìng zài míng tiān shàng
开会 : meeting
时间 : time
: decide; fix; set
: at
明天 : tomorrow
上午 : morning
2. We booked tickets for the concert.
men dìng le yīn yuè huì de piào
我们 : we
: book
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
音乐 : music
音乐会 : concert
: (particle) used after an attribute; of
: ticket
3. She doesn’t seem to be in a calm state of mind.
hǎo xiàng xīn shén dìng
: she
好像 : seem
心神不定 : instable in mind and mood, absentminded
4. Any mistakes you’ve made must be corrected.
yǒu cuò dìng yào gǎi
: have
错误 : mistake
一定 : surely; certainly; necessarily
: need, should
: correct, change
5. a given date
yuē dìng de
约定 : appoint; arrangement
: (particle) used after an attribute; of
日期 : date
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6 thoughts on “定”

  1. Hello Min Min

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    Xie xie ni.
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    Bi de (Is that a good chinese name for Peter?)

    1. Hi Peter (彼得),
      Thanks for you comment and feedback. I really appreciate it.
      For some characters, there are many common phrases and words; and sometimes I will miss out a few. It will take quite a bit of time for me to list them all. Most of the time, it is based on my personal knowledge to list around 4 to 10 most common phrases and words for your extra vocabulary.

      I will try to improve more about this website in future. You compliments really motivate me. 谢谢。

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    1. Hi larry,
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      Thanks for learning Chinese from this website. 谢谢。

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