see 的士[di1 shi4]
really and truly
aim / clear
de = d + e5
of; ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) / also pr. [di4] or [di5] in poetry and songs

= + : Don Quixote (d) ends up on the elevator's roof (e5) after a standoff. His only weapon left is a silver spoon (勺), so he can only wave with a white flag (白).
(bound form) bull's-eye; target

的 character breakdown

spoon / ladle / CL:把[ba3] / abbr. for 公勺[gong1 shao2], centiliter (unit of volume)

= + : Mnemonic symbol: as 勺 should not be confused with 匕 (ladle), the mnemonic symbol for 勺 is a small silver spoon.

Sherlock Holmes (sh) feeds an elephant (勹) medicine in the aorta's kitchen (ao2). The medicine looks like a petal leaf (丶), and Sherlock Holmes uses a small silver spoon (勺) to feed it to the elephant.
surname Bai
white / snowy / pure / bright / empty / blank / plain / clear / to make clear / in vain / gratuitous / free of charge / reactionary / anti-communist / funeral / to stare coldly / to write wrong character / to state / to explain / vernacular / spoken lines in opera

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a white flag. The sun (日) is waving with a white (白) flag (白) in the airplane's kitchen (ai2) while Beelzebub (b) is beating them with a big petal leaf (丶).

Characters with 的 as component

some / few / a little (Cantonese)
(literary) lotus seed / Taiwan pr. [di1]

Words with 的

see 一條繩上的螞蚱|一条绳上的蚂蚱[yi1 tiao2 sheng2 shang4 de5 ma4 zha5]
lit. grasshoppers tied together with a piece of string (idiom) / fig. people who are in it together for better or worse / people who will sink or swim together
to hit the target with a single shot / to say something spot on (idiom)
to hit the mark with a comment (idiom) / to say sth spot on
see 一語中的|一语中的[yi1 yu3 zhong4 di4]
(dialect) not that great / not up to much / nothing special
not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
to hit the target / to hit the nail on the head
(idiom) to hit the mark with a comment; to say sth spot on

Sentences with 的

di̅ dí dì de
dài dà
Bring me my sabre!