特别 (te bie): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | June 2, 2018

特别 (Chinese PinYin: [tè bié]; traditional Chinese: 特别) may mean: (1) adj. special, e.g. 特别的礼物 (a special gift); (2) adv. particularly, e.g. 特别冷 (particularly cold). Literally: 特 (special) + 别 (unique). The term is a high-frequency everyday vocabulary and can be used in both spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. It is neutral in tone. Some example phrases and expressions are: 十分特别 (very special), 特别好 (very good), 特别差 (very bad), 特别关注 (special attention), 很特别 (quite unique).

1. How to pronounce 特别?

Chinese Pinyin: [tè bié]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 特别

Synonyms: 奇特, 特殊, 稀罕, 稀奇, 独特, 稀少, 特等, 尤其,

Antonyms: 普通, 常见, 顺便, 普遍, 一般,

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 特别.

Fixed expression: 特别行政区 (special administrative region), 特别之处 (the special aspect), 特别监护病房 (intensive care unit, or ICU),

Collocation: 十分特别 (very special), 特别好 (very good), 特别差 (very bad), 特别关注 (special attention), 很特别 (quite unique),

Idioms: N/A

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 特别 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 特别.

4.1 这没什么特别的.

Translation: There is nothing special about it.

4.2 这特别重要.

Translation: This is of special importance.

4.3 让她知道那一天对你来说是多么的特别。

Translation: Let her know how special that day was for you.

4.4 我想在你的生日为你做点儿特别的事情。

Translation: I’d like to do something special for you on your birthday.

4.5 很多发达国家都非常需要医务人员,特别是外科医生。

Translation: Many developed countries are in great need of medical workers, especially surgeons.

4.6 一名飞行员必须具备许多不同的素质, 特别是过硬的心理素质。

Translation: A pilot must have many different qualities, especially strong psychological qualities.

4.7 北宋伟大的作家苏东坡对豆腐有一种特别的喜好,并发明了一道名为“东坡豆腐”的菜肴。

Translation: The great writer of the Northern Song Dynasty, Su Dongpo, took a special fancy to tofu and invented a tofu dish called Dongpo tofu.

4.8 鲅鱼是一种特别好吃的有鳍的鱼。

Translation: Spanish mackerel is an especially good eating finfish.

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