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Look how 得 de is used after a verb or adjective to introduce an adverbial expression:

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得 De after a verb:

大卫跑得特别快。 Dàwèi pǎo de tèbié kuài.
‘David runs particularly fast.’


戴安娜走得很慢。 Dài'ānnà zǒu de hěn màn.
‘Diana walks very slowly.’


我姐姐总是穿得很漂亮。 Tā jiějie zǒngshì chuān de hěn piàoliang.
‘My sister always dresses up prettily.’


他妹妹(写)作文写得非常好。 Tā mèimei (xiě) zuòwén xiě de fēicháng hǎo.
‘His sister is very good at writing essays.’
Note how 写 may be repeated in this sentence.

你中文说得真好。 Nǐ zhōngwén shuō de zhēn hǎo.
'You speak Chinese really well.'

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得 De after an adjective

昨天我很累,懒得打扫房间。 Zuótiān wǒ hěn lèi, lǎn de dǎsǎo fángjiān.
‘Yesterday I was so tired and couldn’t be bothered to clean the room.'

王小姐累得连话都不想说。 Wáng xiǎojiě lèi de lián huà dōu bù xiǎng shuō.
‘Miss Wang was too tired and didn’t even want to talk.’

他爷爷老得不能旅游了。 Tā yèye lǎo de bù néng lǚyóu le.
‘His grandfather is too old to travel.’


玛丽的头发长得不容易洗。 Mǎlì de tóufa cháng de bù róngyi xǐ.
‘Mary's hair is too long and not easy to wash.’

http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/display/Chinese/Potential_complements