得了

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Chinese[edit]

 
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
 
to know; to understand; (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)
simp. and trad.
(得了)
anagram 了得

Etymology 1[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

得了

  1. (in "verb + 得了" structure) capable of; can
    得了公園 / 得了公园  ―  Chē jìn deliǎo gōngyuán.  ―  The car can enter the park.
    大丈夫得了廳堂得了廚房 [MSC, trad.]
    大丈夫得了厅堂得了厨房 [MSC, simp.]
    Dàzhàngfū shàng deliǎo tīngtáng, xià deliǎo chúfáng. [Pinyin]
    A true man can go up to the hall (meeting noble guests), and can go down to the kitchen (handling toils are chores).

Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

得了

  1. (usually, in rhetorical questions, or with negation) awful, can't handle (a situation)
    得了 / 得了  ―  Zhè hái déliǎo?  ―  This is unbelievable! (lit. Is this still controllable?)
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

得了

  1. (swift) all right!; OK!; well then; yeah!
  2. (loud, usually interrupting someone's proposal or bragging) c'mon!; that's enough!
Synonyms[edit]
  • (Cantonese) 得喇
  • (all right): (more common) ()!
  • (c'mon): (more common) 得了吧

Verb[edit]

得了

  1. to be finished; to be over; to be done with