大闹天宫


na3

li3

lai2

de5
where - come
Where did you come from?
[na3 li3] where? / somewhere / anywhere / wherever / nowhere (negative answer to question) / humble expression denying compliment / also written 哪裡|哪里
[na3 li3] where? / somewhere / anywhere / wherever / nowhere (negative answer to question) / humble expression denying compliment
[lai2] to come / to arrive / to come round / ever since / next
[de5] of / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
[di2] really and truly
[di4] aim / clear
[di1] see 的士[di1 shi4]

Comments (2)

  1. Matthias wrote almost 2 years ago: Why does the guard pronounce 的 as "di", while the meaning is clearly the possessive particle? Is it some kind of formal language? I noticed that in songs, 的 is also often pronounced "di".
  2. Matthias wrote almost 2 years ago: My wife just explained that it is not some kind of formal language, but that it just depends on the context how it is pronounced. It may also be pronounced "di" in some dialects.

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