Adjectives Modifying Nouns

In Chinese, Adjectives (Stative Verbs) can stand before Nouns to describe their features, shapes, quality, etc. 的 is often used to connect the two parts.

S V Adjective N
jiànshēnjiàoliàn yǒu qiángzhuàng de shēntǐ.
健身教练 强壮 身体。

Fitness coaches have strong bodies.

chāoshì yǒu piányi de wàzi.
超市 便宜 袜子。

There are cheap socks in the supermarket.

qīdài xìngfú de shēnghuó.
期待 幸福 生活。

I expect to have a happy life.

There are cases when 的 is omitted. E.g.

S V Adjective (的) N
jiějie xiǎng yǒu hǎo shēncái.
姐姐 想 有 身材。

My sister wants to have a good figure.

línjū yào mǎi xīn chēzi.
邻居 要 买 车子。

My neighbor will buy a new car.

xǐhuān chuān píngdǐ xié.
喜欢 穿 平底 鞋。

I love to wear flat shoes.

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