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dú tè
adj. unique, distinct, original
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How is 独特 (dú tè) commonly used in Chinese?
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"独特" (dútè) versus "特别" (tèbié):

"独特" (dútè) emphasizes the quality of being unique, distinct, or having characteristics that set something apart from others. It implies that the subject in question possesses special and distinctive features that make it stand out.
"特别" (tèbié) can also mean "special," but it often conveys a sense of something being "especially" noteworthy, exceptional, or out of the ordinary. It can be used to express a high degree of admiration, appreciation, or emphasis on the unique quality of something.
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