得意

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Cantonese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

得意 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping dak1 ji3)

  1. cute, adorable (positive connotation, unlike Mandarin)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とく
Grade: 4

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

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

  1. triumphant, proud
  2. skilled

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

得意 (hiragana とくい, romaji tokui)

  1. strong point
  2. triumph
  3. regular customer

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin déyì
Zhuyin ㄉㄜˊ ㄧˋ
IPA (key) /tɤ³⁵ i⁵¹/
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Adjective[edit]

得意 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin déyì)

  1. smug, proud, self-satisfied (usually pejorative)
    瞧他那个得意的样儿.
    Look at him, looking so smug.

Derived terms[edit]