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地 (de) serves as a suffix to turn an adjective into an adverb or functions as a content word meaning ground, floor, or land.

地 (de) as a suffix to make an adverb

地 (de) is a particle added to an adjective to transform it into an adverb. Therefore, it is very similar to the English suffix -ly.
adjective + 地 + verb
Here are some examples:

王子 公主 快樂 一起 生活
wángzǐ yǔ gōngzhǔ kuàilè de yīqǐ shēnghuó 。
The prince and princess live happily together.
老實 真相 告訴
tā lǎoshí de bǎ zhēnxiàng gàosù le wǒ 。
He honestly told me the truth.
好奇
tā hàoqí de wèn 。
She asked curiously.
慢慢 過來
tā mànmàn de zǒu guòlái 。
He walks over slowly.
靜靜 那裡
tā jìngjìng de zuò zài nàlǐ 。
She was sitting there quietly.

When an adjective has only one syllable, it should be repeated twice in the adverb transformation. For example, 慢 (màn) is a monosyllabic adjective, so in order to turn it into an adverb, 慢 (màn) is doubled into 慢慢(mànmàn) before 地 (de) is added. Therefore, ‘slowly’ is 慢慢地 (mànmàn de) instead of 慢地 (màn de).

as ground, floor or land

We should keep in mind that is not just used as an adverbial particle. It can function as a noun with the meaning ground, floor, or land. When used this way, it is pronounced as . Let's have a look at some examples:

我的 什麼 什麼
zhè shì wǒ de dì , wǒ yào zuò shénme jiù zuò shénme 。
It is my land, I can do whatever I want!
日本人 吃飯
rìběnrén zuò zài dì shàng chīfàn 。
Japanese sit on the floor during their meals.
雨水
yǔshuǐ bǎ dì nòng shī le 。
The rain has made the ground wet.

Let's practise with the following example - try to guess which is which without looking at their pinyin!

興奮
tā xīngfèn de zài dì shàng tiào 。
She jumped on the ground excitedly.