I came across some sentences in which or 真的 have been used.

Sentences with only.


Sentences with 真的 only.


Is there any different meaning between using 真 and 真的 in a sentence or it does not matter at all?

  • They mean the same. With 真的, we have more emphasis.
    – dan
    Commented Jan 21, 2021 at 12:30

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When 真 is used as an adjective, or adverb here in all your examples, "的" can sometimes omitted. When "的" is used however..in my personal opinion it just makes the sentence longer and sometimes you could emphasize the tone on "真的".
When emphasized in an question, it'll feel like you're surprised someone really don't know the subject.
When emphasized in a plain sentence it'll feel like you're emphasizing you really don't know it.

But if you're using it as a noun, then it's just "真"
Some examples:#
"不知道這個新聞的真假" (used as noun)
"不知道這個新聞是真的假的" (used as adjective)
"真(的)不知道這新聞的真假" (used as adverb first, then noun at the end)


in both your examples, 真 or 真的 means ‘really’ in english, it is a kind of emphasis, they do not have differences

but you should also notice when meaning 'truth' or 'original'

真的 is adjective, this is true -> 这是真的

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